Consultation launches on court fee hike

News Team, 31/03/2021

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has opened a consultation on proposals to increase most court fees in England and Wales by around eight percent.

The proposed increases would take effect from late September or early October this year.

In a consultation document, the MoJ explained that the income currently received from fees covers less than half of the costs of running the courts and tribunals system, with the additional cost being subsidised by the taxpayer.

Since 2016, there have been minimal increases to fees in the courts and tribunals, despite growing costs due to inflation, among other things.


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