Fines: Surcharges

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 17th May 2019.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money from the Victims Surcharge has been allocated to charities supporting victims in each year since 2010.

Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Labour, Ashfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money has been raised by the Victims Surchage in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 17 May 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

Income from the Victim Surcharge contributes to the Ministry of Justices’ Victim and Witness Budget (“the Budget”). This budget is used to fund Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who commission local support services for victims, and nationally commissioned support services including the National Homicide Service, Rape Support Centres, and the Court Based Witness Service. Income from the Victim Surcharge is forecast into the Budget at the beginning of each financial year. However, actual income raised from the Surcharge will fluctuate each year (depending on the amount imposed and collection rates). Should revenue raised from the Surcharge go above the forecast amount, the excess is put towards compensating victims through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Overall amounts are set out in the table below:

Financial Year

Victim Surcharge (VS) Collected *[1]

VS contribution to the Victim and Witness Budget*

Overall Victim and Witness Budget*

2010/11

£110m

£110m

£48m

2011/12

£10m

£10m

£48m

2012/13

£110m

£110m

£50m

2013/14

£2019m

£2019m

£57m

2014/15

£254m

£254m

£86m

2015/16

£28m

£18m

£92m

2016/17

£31m

£276m

£96m

2017/18

£35m

£31m

£97m

*The amounts listed in the table have been rounded to the nearest £10m.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Income from the Victim Surcharge contributes to the Ministry of Justices’ Victim and Witness Budget (“the Budget”). This budget is used to fund Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who commission local support services for victims, and nationally commissioned support services including the National Homicide Service, Rape Support Centres, and the Court Based Witness Service. Income from the Victim Surcharge is forecast into the Budget at the beginning of each financial year. However, actual income raised from the Surcharge will fluctuate each year (depending on the amount imposed and collection rates). Should revenue raised from the Surcharge go above the forecast amount, the excess is put towards compensating victims through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

Overall amounts are set out in the table below:

Financial Year

Victim Surcharge (VS) Collected *[1]

VS contribution to the Victim and Witness Budget*

Overall Victim and Witness Budget*

2010/11

£110m

£110m

£48m

2011/12

£10m

£10m

£48m

2012/13

£110m

£110m

£50m

2013/14

£2019m

£2019m

£57m

2014/15

£254m

£254m

£86m

2015/16

£28m

£18m

£92m

2016/17

£31m

£276m

£96m

2017/18

£35m

£31m

£97m

*The amounts listed in the table have been rounded to the nearest £10m.

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No0 people think not

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