On 30 October 2012, Justice Minister Helen Grant affirmed that the government would not be creating a costs council as recommended in the Jackson report. In a written statement to Parliament, Grant said:

"I envisage that a sub-committee of the CJC (Civil Justice Council) would be established to deal with this issue. The ACCC (Advisory Committee on Civil Costs) will be disbanded forthwith, which will reduce the number of advisory bodies."

The new sub-committee’s responsibilities will be limited to a review of guideline hourly rates.

Grant also said "other fixed costs will remain for the Lord Chancellor to consider in the first instance."

Grant added that she would liaise with the Master of the Rolls in order to determine the Chair of the CJC, the membership, terms of reference and their mandate.

View the Written Ministerial Statement on the Parliament website