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This is the government’s response to Reforming Fees in the United Kingdom Supreme Court consultation which ran from 16 October 2023 to 27 November 2023.
This response outlines the government’s proposals which aim to raise additional income that will go directly towards supporting the administration of the Supreme Court.
This response provides a summary of the consultation questions and the responses received, as well as a detailed government response, a detailed government response to the specific points raised in the consultation.
This consultation proposes a series of reforms to the fees payable in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. These reforms will secure additional resources that will go directly towards supporting the Supreme Court’s operation. In doing so, this will support the Supreme Court in its important constitutional role as the final court of appeal in the United Kingdom.
The aims of these proposals are:
- to ensure a straightforward system for applicants to understand and the Supreme Court to administer
- to raise income from Supreme Court users that will contribute towards operating costs
- to support the long-term financial stability of the Supreme Court
- to ensure the fees in the Supreme Court do not prevent access to justice
Consultation response published.