The major increase in fees for asylum and immigration cases has been dropped by UK Government

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The original policy meant that fees for such cases to the first-tier tribunal increased from £140 to £800 for a hearing. The policy also introduced, for the first time, fees for appeals.  However, the fee increases received overwhelming opposition from campaigning groups and bodies such as the Law Society, with many saying that the fees would make appeals impossible for many vulnerable asylum seekers.

Therefore, the Government has bowed to pressure and announced that it will drop the increases of up to 500 per cent in court fees for asylum and immigration cases.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ministry-of-justice-bows-to-pressure-and-drops-500-increase-in-immigration-tribunal-fees-a7439146.html