HMCS has issued the notice below regarding magistrates' allowances.
Magistrates Allowance Rates Revision 10/11
Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstance the review of this year’s rates has had to be temporarily delayed for a short period. HMCS expects to meet with the Magistrates' Association and National Bench Chairmen’s Forum in the week commencing 10th May 2010, to discuss rates.
"Unfortunate and unforseen"?
What can that be?
They only have to look at the rates once a year, and April 5th comes around in a predictable manner.
I shall put one of my informants on the case.