Employment Cases Update

Employment single claim receipts up 90% year on year

Date published: 09/03/2018

Latest official statistics show the impact that the abolition of fees has had on tribunal workload

The number of claims received by the Employment Tribunal between October and December 2017 has doubled since the same period in 2016.

In the last quarter they 8.173 single claims were received, up from the a relatively stable figure of 4,200 per quarter while fees were in force. The number of cases outstanding has risen accordingly by 66%.

Multiple claims increased by 467%, to 31,291 though that figure is distorted by one large multiple claim against an airline company accounting for approximately 30,000 of those. Overall there were 548 multiple claim cases received as opposed to 265 in the same period last year.

The statistics also report back on the fee refund scheme. To date 3,400 payments have been made worth £2.8m. That represents just 10% of the total fees paid plus interest that the Government is expecting to refund.

The full bulletin can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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