Update: Employment Tribunal Fee Remission Statistics
22nd May, 2014
New statistics have shown that between 29 July 2013 and 31 December 2013, a mere 24% of all remissions applications were granted by the Employment Tribunal.
It should also be noted that this figure includes remissions that were granted only in part.
This statistic is concerning as it accounts for just 5.5% of all claims submitted to the Employment Tribunal during the relevant period. On introduction of the fees regime last year, it was originally anticipated that 31% of Claimants would be eligible for fee remissions but the latest figures significantly depart from that.
We will await further updates on this topic, bearing in mind that the judicial review application against Employment Tribunal fees was recently dismissed. It will be interesting to see whether these statistics spark a further application.
For further information and advice in relation to Employment Tribunal fees and remissions, please contact Helen Watson on 01244 405565 or send an email to [email protected].
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