We are currently unable to provide data on completed magistrates applications as this data is not yet publicly available, in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics.
Over £1 million has been invested in the recruitment of new and diverse magistrates, the Government’s top priority for the magistracy. In January a revised, streamlined recruitment process was introduced to ensure applying to magistracy is more inclusive and accessible but remains robust and challenging. This is supported by an inclusive marketing campaign targeting a wider, more diverse audience. As of 3 April 2022, 33,580 individuals had expressed an interest in joining the magistracy as a result of the national recruitment campaign.