The Society of Genealogists has tweeted out a post "GRO information on Births, Marriages and Death doesn’t have to on expensive certificate".
"The Society of Genealogists is delighted to announce that the Government has accepted an amendment to the Deregulation Bill currently going before the House of Lords that allows for the publication of information from Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates in England and Wales to be issued otherwise than in the form of a certified copy. This is something the SoG has long campaigned for ..."Congratulations to those who have campaigned long and hard for this, with Else Churchill and SOG in the vanguard. We're not there yet, but this is landmark progress.
Incidentally, or maybe not so incidentally, this kind of advocacy action is why I continue my SOG membership despite not having visited to the society library in several years.