The Civil Procedure Act 1997 and the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) regulate the small claims procedure, specifically Part 26 of the CPR which deals with the allocation to the small claims track and Part 27 which sets out the procedures. Other parts of the CPR may apply to small claims cases in certain circumstances. The CPR also regulates other types of civil court proceedings. There have been a number of changes made to the CPR since their introduction in April 1999 which can be viewed on http://www.justice.gov.uk/civil/procrules_fin/update.htm.
There are no current plans to make changes to the rules in relation to small claims.