Official Receiver and Enforcement Fees Increases

On 21st July 2016, several of the Official Receiver’s fees and deposits were increased. These are shown in the table below:





Debtors’ (own) bankruptcy deposit



Debtor bankruptcy administration fee (no change)



Creditors’ bankruptcy deposit petition



Creditor bankruptcy administration fee



Company winding up deposit



Company winding up administration fee



Public interest Company winding up deposit (no change)



Public interest Company winding up administration fee



Distribution fee (charged when the Official Receiver acts as trustee or liquidator and pays a dividend to creditors)                      

Banded time &     rate charges

No change         


There are also increases to some of the fees charged by HMCTS as of 25th July 2016, following the final approval this morning of The Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016. As a result of the order, many of the fees payable on enforcement applications have increased by 10%, including:


Application Type

Before 25th July 2016

As of 25th July 2016

Writ of Control/Possession/Delivery



Third Party Debt Order



Charging Order



Oral Examination



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