Stage 4: Decision making and monitoring
Identifying and establishing any required mitigating action
|Have positive or negative impacts been identified for any of the equality groups?||No. However, the increase in fees will generate income to maintain service levels and finance future improvement, and an effective and accessible civil justice system benefits, either directly or indirectly, all sections of society.|
|Is the policy directly or indirectly discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010  ?||No|
|If the policy is indirectly discriminatory, how is it justified under the relevant legislation?||N/A|
|If not justified, what mitigating action will be undertaken?||N/A|
Describing how Equality Impact analysis has shaped the policy making process
Careful consideration has been given to any potential impact on different equality groups arising from the fee proposals. No negative impacts have been identified in relation to these proposals. Therefore, no changes were made to the policy as a result of the EQIA.
Monitoring and Review
The SCTS will continually monitor cost recovery from the courts and the OPG. In addition, the adoption of any new court structures arising from the forthcoming programme of civil courts reform may result in a further review of fee levels. A further equality impact assessment will be completed as part of any fee review.