Crown Prosecution Service - costs

The policy of CPS is to apply for costs against convicted defendants unless the particular circumstances of a case mean that such an application would lack merit or an order for costs would be impractical.

Magistrates' Court:

  • Proof in Absence - £85 (set amount)
  • Early Guilty Plea (EFH)
    Lower - not applicable
    Average - £85
    Higher - £100
  • Summary Guilty Plea
    Lower - £105
    Average - £135
    Higher - £160
  • Summary Trial
    Lower - £620
    Average - £775
    Higher - £930
  • Either-way Guilty Plea
    Lower - £145
    Average - £185
    Higher - £220
  • Either-way Trial
    Lower - £770
    Average - £965
    Higher - £1,150

Crown Court:

  • Committal for Sentence
    Lower - £340
    Average - £425
    Higher - £510
  • Appeal against Sentence
    Lower - £260
    Average - £330
    Higher - £395
  • Appeal against Conviction
    Lower - £415
    Average - £520
    Higher - £620
  • Section 51 Early Guilty Plea
    Lower - £535
    Average - £670
    Higher - £800
  • Committal for Trial (Plea) - This scale includes the costs of committal / transfer / sending proceedings
    Lower - £1,200
    Average - £1,500
    Higher - £1,800
  • Committal for Trial (Trial) - This scale includes the costs of committal / transfer / sending proceedings
    Lower - £2,800
    Average - £3,500
    Higher - £4,200