The Supreme Court has published its annual report and accounts, covering the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

It provides information on the following:

  • Changes within the court such as the changes to the constitutional context in which the court operates (including Scotland’s independence referendum, the work of the Smith Commission and the St David’s Day process in Wales).
  • Jurisdiction and casework of the court – 231 applications for appeal were received, 89 were granted and 179 were refused with 81 judgments given which is lower than last year.  The decrease in the number of applicants for the Supreme Court to hear appeals about legal procedure fell from 38 to 22.
  • The court’s external contracts, for example, the new IT system and in-house support facilities which have led to the completion of projects such as free Wi-Fi to court users and developments in electronic filing.

The report can be read in full here.