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Fines: Surcharges

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL14793, tabled on 25 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding each organisation that provides victim services was awarded from the revenue of the victim surcharge in each year since 2013.

Answered on

8 April 2019

Revenue from the Victim Surcharge forms a part of the Ministry of Justice’s Victim and Witness budget which is used to fund services that enable victims to cope and recover and support witnesses to give their best evidence in court. The Victim and Witness budget funds national support services such as: the National Homicide Service, Rape Support Centres, and the Court Based Witness Service. It also funds Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who commission local support services for victims. Consequently, it is not possible to identify which services receive funding from the Victim Surcharge revenue specifically.

However, information on how much revenue is generated from the Surcharge and subsequently contributes to the Victim and Witness budget is available in the HMCTS Trust Statement, which are published every year. Below is a table with information taken from the Trust Statements detailing how much revenue has been generated from the Victim Surcharge since 2013.

Financial Year

Victim Surcharge Collected