Parliament's Justice Select Committee has issued a report criticizing the 'unjustified' recent increase in the court fee for issuing divorce proceedings. In March 2016, the Ministry of Justice raised the fee from £410 to £550, which is around double the actual cost to the courts of processing a divorce.
Unusually, the report goes as far as to call for the fee increase to be reversed. We will wait to see how the Ministry of Justice responds.
Divorce fee increase ‘is unjustified’, says new Justice Select Committee report