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Possession Backlog Breakthrough? Huge extra funding for courts

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.”


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