Dramatic decline in Employment Tribunal claims
March 2014 saw the publication of the latest Employment Tribunal statistics from the Ministry of Justice, for the period October to December 2013.
In the past, the release of such information has been perfunctory and generally uncontroversial. Indeed, these statistics had been relatively consistent over a number of years, at least regarding single claims brought by individuals. However, that changed when the fees regime was introduced in July 2013, making the recent publication more keenly awaited than before for what it reveals about tribunal usage and the future of tribunal fees.
The latest statistics show a dramatic decline in the number of Employment Tribunal claims during October to December 2013, when compared with the same period in 2012. Although the figures are provisional at this stage and the Ministry of Justice has pointed out that there is an inevitable time delay in the processing of fees and applications for fee remission, which will be reflected in the figures, there is no escaping the overall trend they display…
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