The Government has today announced that it is backtracking on the introduction of huge appeal fees increases in the Immigration Tribunal.
In a statement released today the Minister for Courts and Justice, Sir Oliver Heald, stated, “We have listened to the representations that we received on the current fee levels and have decided to take stock and review… immigration and asylum fees, to balance the interests of all tribunal users and the taxpayer and to look at them again… in the wider context of funding for the system overall.”
From today all applicants will be charged fees at previous levels and we will reimburse, in all cases where the new fees have been paid, the difference between that fee and the previous fee.
As previously commented in this blog, the increase in fees from £140 per applicant to £800 was an affront to justice and would surely be a bar to judicial redress for many refused applicants.
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