Simplified court fee waivers to save taxpayers £7m

19 Apr 2013 11:04 AM

Those who can afford to pay their civil court or tribunal fees will be expected to do so under plans unveiled yesterday.

A consultation published yesterday sets out proposals for fee remissions (Waivers) for courts and tribunals which are better targeted, fairer for the taxpayer and easy for users to understand.

The remission system will continue to ensure access to justice is maintained for people on lower incomes who would otherwise have difficulty paying a fee, by providing the service free of charge or at a reduced rate.

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