Article 2(3) increases the fee (Fee 1.1) for starting proceedings to recover money where the sum exceeds £10,000 and alters the basis on which that fee is calculated. The fee is 5% of the amount claimed. Article 2(3) also merges two existing fees (Fees 1.2 and 1.3) which apply to starting proceedings by users of the County Court Business Centre and Money Claims Online. In those cases, the fee for starting proceedings where the sum exceeds £10,000 is 4.5% of the amount claimed.
Article 2(2) makes a minor amendment to the provision identifying exceptions from the provisions for remission to reflect the altered number of the fee for starting proceedings electronically by the Money Claims OnLine facility.
Articles 2(4) and (5) and 3 prescribe afresh, without altering the amount, three fees set before the enactment of section 180 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12). Those three fees currently recover more than the costs of providing the service.
A full impact assessment accompanies this instrument.
The Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015 is available to download here.