Monday, June 20, 2016

Resolution responds to Justice Select Committee calls for divorce fee charges to be rescinded

Nigel Shepherd
Nigel Shepherd, Chair, Resolution said:

“We are pleased to see the Justice Select Committee has listened to Resolution's evidence and recommended the government rescind the recent rise in fees for divorce petitions.

“The committee rightly recognises that this rise effectively amounted to a new tax on divorce; and that by raising it, people were being charged around twice what it actually costs to process a divorce petition.

“At the time the hike was announced, court staff, our members, and the people they help were given only a few days’ notice of the new fee. We said then that the government should have waited until this report was published.

“Now that it has, we urge Ministers to listen to the Committee, reverse the fee hike, and reimburse the thousands of people who have been unfairly penalised as a result of the divorce tax”
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For more on the Justice Select Committee report, see here.

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