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.