By Schedule 2 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 the Lord Chancellor may make orders altering coroner areas. Under current planning with the Ministry of Justice the target of a reduction to about 75 coroner areas is the long term objective. To date all mergers have been effected by agreement.
1 August 2015
New Coroner Area – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
21 April 2015
New Coroner Area – Liverpool and Wirral
9 January 2015
New Coroner Area – Cumbria