The Ministry of Justice is finalising details of a review into the impact of employment tribunal fees, which were introduced last year, according to a written answer in Hansard, the official Parliamentary record (col WA 140). An announcement will be made when the review begins and when it has been completed, setting out the results.
The latest statistics suggest that there were 5,619 tribunal cases between January and March this year, compared with 13,739 in the same period last year.
Unions have attributed this decrease to the introduction of tribunal fees and Unison continues its pursuit of a judicial review at the Court of Appeal, having been granted permission to appeal the High Court decision in May this year.
HMCTS has also published new, simplified versions of the application form and guidance notes for fee remission.