The justice system must work for people not profit
We all need a fair and efficient justice system. Plans to privatise the courts were raised in 2013, but later dropped. It would have been a disaster. Let's keep the courts out of private hands for good.
In May 2013 it was announced that the courts could be privatised in the most fundamental shake-up in the administration of justice for 800 years. The lord chief justice wrote to Chris Grayling, justice secretary at the time, warning him not to undermine judicial independence. Grayling later said that the courts will not be privatised, but that options for reform are being explored.
Court interpretation has been privatised
Court interpreting has already been outsourced. Capita Translation and Interpreting was given a £300 million contract by the Ministry of Justice to provide court interpreters. The company reduced pay and terms and conditions for interpreters, and is hiring people who aren’t qualified, leading to numerous problems in the courts. More than 2,600 court cases were adjourned due to interpreter unavailability between 2011 and 2015.