Consultation outcome

Fee remissions for the courts and tribunals

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

A total of 64 responses to the consultation were received from representative bodies, legal bodies, trade unions, public bodies, voluntary bodies, judicial bodies, individuals and other interested parties.

The consultation response document includes the background to the report, the reforms of the fee remission system, the next steps following this consultation and a summary of the responses to the report.

View details of the consultation response.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation sets our proposals for reform of the fee remissions system for courts and tribunal services, which ensures access to justice is maintained for those individuals on lower incomes.

This consultation was held on another website

Consultation description

The objective of these reform proposals is to create a single system of fee remissions (waivers) for all fee paying courts and tribunals which is simple to use, more cost efficient and better targeted to those who need it the most.

The consultation is aimed at groups and individuals who have an interest in access to justice in the civil courts in England and Wales, a range of tribunals which operate in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the UK wide Gender Recognition Panel and the UK Supreme Court.