What you can claim
You can usually claim for:
- travel and parking costs
- food and drink
- a contribution towards your loss of earnings and other expenses
There’s a limit to how much you can claim per day.
Financial support and benefits (like Jobseeker’s Allowance) are unaffected for the first 8 weeks you’re on jury service.
Travel and parking costs
|How you travel to court||The court will pay|
|Bus or underground||Cost of the ticket|
|Train||Cost of the ticket (2nd class return fare)|
|Bicycle||9.6p per mile|
|Motorcycle||31.4p per mile|
|Car||31.4p per mile - ask the court for permission if you need to pay for parking|
|Car - for one other juror as a passenger||4.2p per mile|
|Car - for each additional passenger||3.2p per mile|
|Taxi||The fare - ask the court for permission before using a taxi|
Food and drink
|Length of time each day you’re away from home or work||The court will pay up to|
|Up to and including 10 hours a day||£5.71 per day|
|Over 10 hours a day||£12.17 per day|
Loss of earnings and other expenses
This includes the cost of employing a child-minder or carer, if it’s outside your usual care arrangements.
|Length of jury service||Time spent each day||Maximum daily amount you can claim|
|First 10 days||4 hours or under||£32.47|
|First 10 days||Over 4 hours||£64.95|
|Day 11 to day 200||4 hours or under||£64.95|
|Day 11 to day 200||Over 4 hours||£129.91|
|After day 201||4 hours or under||£114.03|
|After day 201||Over 4 hours||£228.06|
The court will arrange accommodation if you’re asked to stay overnight.
Make an insurance claim
You may be able to claim through your insurance policy for:
- loss of earnings while on jury service
- cancelling or rearranging a holiday
- the cost to your business of you or your employees doing jury service
Ask the jury officer if you need information from the court to make an insurance claim.