10,996 single ET Claims received in last quarter - an increase of 165% on same time last year

Significant increase revealed in latest quarterly Tribunal statistics bulletin

The full effect of the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees can be seen in the latest Tribunal statistics published yesterday.

The number of single claims received was up 165% to 10,996. This compared to a 'stable average' of c 4,300 between 2013 and 2017 when fees were in force. Inevitably the number of cases outstanding also rose, up 130% on the same quarter last year.

Multiple ET claims were also up, quadrupling year on year though this jump is attributed to a large multiple airline claim.

The bulletin also reports on the number of fee refunds paid so far.  12,400 payments totalling £10.6m had been made by 30 June out of a total of 14,500 applications.

The full report can be read on the GOV.UK site here. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2018

Published: 14/09/2018 12:21

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