Funding Gap Threatens Digital Revamp For UK Court System

Law360, London (May 9, 2018, 2:31 PM BST) -- A parliamentary body on Wednesday warned that U.K. government plans to modernize the courts and justice system, which will cut 5,000 jobs and slash the number of cases held in courtrooms by 2.4 million by 2023, face funding gaps and further delays.

HM Courts and Tribunal Service could have to scale back its estimated £1.2 billion ($1.63 billion) program, launched in 2016, to introduce new technology and practices in the courts system that will affect "every aspect" of HMCTS' activities, a progress report by the National Audit Office said.

The NAO has concluded that — even though the government has secured a two-year...

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