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At the moment the surcharge can be ordered only on fines. We allowed for the effects of inflation when increasing the minimum level of surcharge on fines from £15 to £20. The surcharge to be imposed for the first time on other in-court disposals has been set according to the seriousness of the sentence.
The costs of enforcing the surcharge will depend on the scale of non-compliance. They will be met from existing budgets.