Thursday, 3 December 2015
Ministrial statement on criminal court charges
Due to concerns raised by the Justice Select Committee Michael Gove has made a written ministerial statement (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/courts) announcing that the criminal courts charge shall be quashed from Dec 24 pending a further review of how courts take money from offenders ( including fines, the victim surcharge, compensation orders, prosecution costs and the Criminal Courts Charge).
The Lord Chancellor’s reaction is refreshingly responsive in a positive way.
We can only speculate regarding how he may respond to the review of Employment Tribunal Fees.
We wonder whether he will listen and do the right thing by reconsidering the level of fees ?