Ministry of Justice plan to raise court fees condemned

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 21 January, 2014

Independent advisers publish rare ‘red report’ shooting down justice secretary Chris Grayling’s £200m move

Proposals to raise nearly £200m by increasing court fees have been condemned as “not fit for purpose” by an internal government review in a highly unusual, public rebuke of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

The Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC), an independent advisory body , has issued a scathing analysis of plans backed by the justice secretary, Chris Grayling. The assessment comes in a rare RPC “red report”.

The MoJ impact assessment of “enhanced court fees” was published last month. The changes involve raising the costs of obtaining …read more

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