Government backtracks on 500% fee increases in Immigration Tribunals

Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016

René Cassin is pleased that the Government has reversed the 500% court fees increase in the immigration tribunal. Mia Hasenson-Gross, Director of René Cassin, previously said that the massive hike in costs would ‘result in justice being delayed and denied to some of the most vulnerable people in our society.’

It was announced that  fees would revert to the previous level, and refunds would be made to those who had paid the increased fees.  René Cassin was one of the 142 organisations that opposed this move in the consultation period and followed up with concerns shared from Rabbis and Bishops. We congratulate all the organisations involved in challenging this increase and will remain vigilant as we await the Government’s revised plans around fee reform.

We remain committed to protecting access to justice for all and against penalising the already vulnerable within society.