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Responses received by the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry on the impact of tribunal fees have highlighted concerns over access to justice.
On the whole, the evidence submitted suggests that the introduction of tribunal fees has reduced the number of not only vexatious claims, but also the meritorious. Many responses received by the Committee contain recommendations that fees should be reduced, and, in the case of Citizens Advice, that an alternative system for low value claims should be introduced. Other responses to the inquiry included the following:
Whilst the deadline for evidence has now passed, the Committee is continuing to accept submissions. We will report further on the outcome of the inquiry once it is published.
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