Court Fees For Enforcement And Official Receiver Deposits Set To Rise
The Ministry of Justice have confirmed that following a debate in the House of Lords on 20th July 2016 and the swearing in of the new Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, there will be an increase to some Court fees from 25th July 2016 following the approval of the Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunaland Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016. The Court fees for issuing money claims remain unchanged. The Court fee increases mainly relate to enforcement of a Judgment.
A summary of some of the Court fee increases are set out below:
|Court fees – Enforcement||Previous Fee||New Fee|
|On an application for a Third Party Debt Order||£100||£110|
|On an application for an Attachment of Earnings Order||£100||£110|
|On an application for a certificate to enforce and instruct High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEO)||£60||£66|
|Application for a warrant of control for a Bailiff (CCBC)||£70||£77|
|Application for a warrant of control for a Bailiff (Not CCBC)||£100||£110|
|On an application for a Charging Order||£100||£110|
|On an application for an Information Order||£50||£55|
The minutes (point 18) from the meeting can be found here.
The Court fee increases also coincide with the Insolvency Service increasing the Official Receiver’s deposit fee under The Insolvency Proceedings (Fees) Order 2016 (SI 692 of 2016) from 21st July 2016. The increases are set out below:
|Official Receiver’s Deposit||Previous Fee||New Fee|
|Winding Up Proceedings||£1,350||£1,600|
In addition, when deposits are now returned following a withdrawal or dismissal of the petition, the official receiver will deduct an administration fee of £50.
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