The Government has confirmed that it will introduce enhanced fees in possession claims and general applications in civil proceedings. Despite the majority of consultation responses objecting to the proposals, the policy (when implemented) will mean increasing the fee for uncontested and contested general applications by £50 and £100, respectively.
The Government is also proposing to increase the maximum fee for money claims to £20,000 (subject to further views sought). Personal injury claims will be excluded from the higher cap, with the maximum court fee remaining £10,000 (as announced on 9 March 2015).
The revenue sought from such increases aims to raise an extra £120m a year to run the court system.