Over the course of the last Parliament the Coalition Government pursued policies aimed at decreasing the cost of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to the public purse, through the introduction of and increases to various fees and charges. These included the introduction of fees for employment tribunals, a regime of enhanced fees for civil proceedings, and a mandatory charge imposed on anyone convicted of a criminal offence.
The Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into the effects of the introduction and levels of these fees and charges.
The DLA has submitted a concise response to this inquiry.
You can read the Justice Committee's terms of reference here
You can read the DLA's response here