Courts and tribunals fees Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The Committee’s inquiry

2 Changes to courts and tribunals fees

Changes considered in this Report

Employment tribunal fees

Civil and family courts and other tribunals

Enhanced fees

Further proposals in Cm., July

Money claims

General% uplift in civil fees


Property, Tax and General Regulatory Chambers (First-tier Tribunal), and Tax and Chancery Chamber and Lands Chamber (Upper Tribunal)

Government response to consultation in Cm.

Freedom of information

Fee remission

Standard fee remission system

Immigration and Asylum Chamber fee remission

3 The fee reform programme: policy objectives and evidence

Policy objectives

Employment tribunal fees

Other court and tribunal fees

The principle of fees

Evidence base

Pace of reform

Streamlining of court processes

4 The impact of fees

Employment tribunals

The overall impact of employment tribunal fees

Impact on types of ET claims and claimants

Cost recovery

Enhanced fees for money claims

Divorce petitions

Immigration and asylum

5 Fee structure and fee remission

Staged fees

Immigration and asylum fee remission system

Fee remission thresholds

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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16 June 2016