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Scottish court fees 2022 to 2025: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) relating to 6 Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSIs) providing for fees in the Scottish civil courts and the Office of the Public Guardian in the years 2022 to 2025.


Footnotes

1. The consultation can be viewed at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/courts/scottish-court-fees-2018-2021 http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/104998.aspx

2. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/10/contents

3. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has commented that group procedure could be beneficial for equality and human rights claims http://www.parliament.scot/S5_JusticeCommittee/Inquiries/CL-EHRC.pdf. Court fees for group procedure were the subject of a question in the 2021 consultation on court fees. The Scottish Civil Justice Council is responsible for setting fees for group procedure and it considers that it is too early to set the fees.

4. https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/aboutscs/reports-and-data/reports-data/scts-annual-report-and-accounts-2020-2122dcd7d6cbe04b8e8028da79fcb91bf6.pdf?sfvrsn=1627ccb0_0

5. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2014/18/contents

6. http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/11/3573

7. https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2015-0233.html

8. https://obr.uk/efo/economic-and-fiscal-outlook-march-2022/

9. https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-crime-and-justice-survey/

10. https://www.gov.scot/collections/civil-justice-statistics/

11. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/publication-download/scotland-fairer-2018

12. https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-household-survey/

13. https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/scs---court-users/court-user-satisfaction-survey---summary-2019.pdf?sfvrsn=2

14. https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/britain-fairer/scotland-fairer-introduction/scotland-fairer-report, p43

15. See EQIA – Setting the Scene for further information on the legislation.

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