A consultation on the implementation process for applying a 30-year time limit for claims on the Unclaimed Balances fund

Closed 31 Aug 2023

Opened 7 Jul 2023


This consultation is open to the public and seeks to gather views on how the government will manage the process of applying a time limit on funds paid into the Court Funds Office for civil claims which remain unclaimed for 30 years or more and returning the funds to the Exchequer.

The consultation is aimed at users of the Court Funds Office services, judiciary, court and tribunal services, heir hunter firms or members of the public with an interest in or views on the subject covered by this paper in England and Wales.

The consultation paper will last for 8 weeks and will close on 31 August 2023.


  • Citizens
  • Judiciary
  • Court & Tribunal staff


  • Courts
  • Claims management