Proposals to increase court fees and the income threshold for Help with Fees

Court fees for Civil, Family, Court of Protection and the Magistrates’ Court are set to increase in the autumn under new government proposals. The plans seek to apply an inflation based increase dating from August 2016 or the year the fee was last amended (capped at August 2016), the aim being to reduce the taxpayer contribution required to fund court and tribunal services by £11 – £17 million a year.  

In addition, inflationary uplifts will be applied to the income thresholds for fee remission, again from August 2016.

The MOJ has opened a consultation on the proposals which is open until 17th May 2021.

The detailed proposals and the content of the questionnaire can be found here and you can respond online here.

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