On 3 December 2013, the Ministry of Justices published a consultation paper titled Court fees: Proposals for reform.
The consultation is in two parts. The first seeks views on changes to court fees to move closer to recovering the cost of the civil court system (the civil and family courts) through fees. The second consults on detailed proposals for charging enhanced fees which better reflect the value of proceedings. A system of fee remissions will continue to be provided for those who qualify, so that access to justice is not denied.
The consultation closed on 21 January 2014.