HMCTS to extend reform program to 2023
The HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has announced that its recently released ‘reform programme’ is predicted to be finished by 2023.
Based upon cross-government approval, the extension date to 2023 is partially due to the amount of feedback received regarding the reforms. For instance, feedback was received from the likes of the National Audit Office (NAO) and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) within the UK.
What is the reform programme?
The central aim of the reform programme put forth by HMCTS is upon the transformation of the administration of justice within the UK. By doing so, HMCTS hopes to increase the access to justice, in particular, to the public.
Costing approximately £1 Billion, the reform programme has already provided examples of how it will reshape the justice system through the implementation of technology such as video hearings, recordings and case filing with the legal scene.
Another notable achievement of the reform programme, as seen in its piloting stage, is the ‘Civil Money Claims’ service, in which has dramatically increased the efficiency of the claim procedure for all users, with the fastest claim that was lodged and paid for being recorded at two hours.
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