There may be a breakthrough in clearing the huge backlog of possession cases as the government is allocating an extra £324m to courts over the next three years.
This is part of the £2.2 billion extra funding given to the Ministry of Justice, announced at last weeks’s Budget.
“The pandemic created unprecedented challenges but this settlement is the largest increase in more than a decade for the justice system” says Justice Secretary Dominic Raab.
“That means we can focus on building a better, more efficient, justice system for all.”
Around £200m of the £324m is to be spent on upgrading court technology in a bid to speed the hearing of cases.
A statement from the Ministry says: “The money will help accelerate the extensive work already underway to recover from the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, while delivering a more efficient and modern justice system.
“More than £1 billion has been allocated to boost capacity and accelerate post-pandemic recovery.”