Revising the ‘Help with Fees’ remission scheme

Closed 30 May 2023

Opened 7 Mar 2023


This consultation seeks views on a number of changes to the ‘Help with Fees’ remission scheme for courts and tribunal fees.

This consultation proposes a series of reforms to make the Help with Fees scheme more generous, target financial assistance at those most in need, whilst providing value for money for the taxpayer. The key changes are to:

  • Raise the income thresholds for determining eligibility
  • Revise the policy for calculating when and how partial fee remission applies
  • Increase the capital threshold age cap
  • Increase the lower capital threshold for determining eligibility
  • Simplify the capital test


  • Government departments
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary


  • Courts