Employment Tribunal Fees Update

The Ministry of Justice has released the latest statistics for employment tribunal claims for the period April-June 2014.

The statistics show a fall of 70% in single claims compared with April-June 2013. The number of single claims is also a third down on the previous quarter (January – March 2014), details of which can be found in our blog post of 2 July 2014.

This fall coincides with the introduction of the Acas Early Conciliation Scheme which became compulsory on 6 May 2014 and has possibly had an impact on these latest figures.

It also follows Shadow Business Secretary, Chuka Umunna’s, announcement earlier this week that the “next Labour Government will abolish the current system, reform the employment tribunals and put in place a new system which ensures all workers have proper access to justice”.

The statistics are part of the Ministry of Justice’s ongoing review into the impact of employment tribunal fees, which was introduced last year.

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