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Ministry of Justice publishes seventh Statement of New Regulation (SNR7)

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ), along with other Government departments, has today published its seventh Statement of New Regulation (SNR7). SNR7 provides an overview of regulations intended to be implemented by Government departments between January and June 2014.

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


SNR7 - table of measures


MoJ’s SNR7 includes a package of two measures as follows:

  • Cost protection in defamation and privacy claims – The purpose of this measure is to introduce a revised version of costs protection in defamation cases, so that claimants and defendants with little or no money are able to bring and defend defamation claims without the fear of having to pay unaffordable legal costs to the other side if they lose.

  • Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act: reforming the laws governing bailiffs – The purpose of this measure is to simplify and clarify the process for certification, improve the accountability of enforcement agents and address unnecessary or inappropriate enforcement activity.

MoJ’s closing One-in, Two-out (OITO) balance at the end of SNR6 (December 2013) is zero. Our closing balance at the end of SNR7 (June 2014) is expected to remain at zero, and our overall aggregate balance covering SNR1 through to SNR7 is also expected to remain at zero.

The Better Regulation Executive at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, who lead on the better regulation agenda across Government, have published a cross-Whitehall narrative and a summary of the OITO position by department.

One-in, two-out: statement of new regulation

Published 17 December 2013