Labour promises to abolish current system of tribunal fees

Pledge made in their election manifesto published 13 April

The Labour Party has promised to abolish tribunal fees if they form the next Government.

The promise is set out in page 23 of ther manifesto, published on the 13 April, where it says

"The Conservatives have introduced fees of up to £1,200 for employment tribunal claimants, creating a significant barrier to workplace justice. We will abolish the Government's employment tribunal fee system as part of wider reforms to make sure that affordability is not a barrier to workers having proper access to justice, employers get a quicker resolution, and the costs to the tax payer do not rise."

There is no further indication of what the wider reformswill be

Published: 14/04/2015 18:37