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MoJ has change of heart on hiking £593 divorce application fee by 10%

5th April 2024

Law Gazette

MoJ has change of heart on hiking £593 divorce application fee by 10%.

The government has had a change of heart on raising divorce fees by 10% after being told higher fees could force couples to remain in unhappy or abusive relationships.

After announcing plans to raise up to £42m extra a year by increasing 202 court fees by 10%, the Ministry of Justice confirmed in a consultation response document published this week that 170 fees will be increased.

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