Court fees cost how much?

On 22 April 2014, court fees payable in civil proceedings (that’s all construction claims too) increased.

So why the increase? Well, the Ministry of Justice has explained that changes are intended to align fees across the board, to provide greater clarity for court users and staff. However, in real terms, what has happened is that many fees have been increased to ensure that the fee charged reflects the full cost of the type of proceedings to which it relates.

We understand that the measures aim to generate an additional £105m in court income from 2015–16 onwards. In other words, the plan is that the actual court users will pick up the cost of their claim rather than the taxpayer…

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