Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much income from employment tribunal fees has been raised since their introduction; and what amount of such fees has been repaid to claimants.

Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Income from employment tribunals is published in the HMCTS annual report and accounts for 2014-15, which were laid in Parliament on 10 June 2015. In 2013-14, £4.5m was collected in employment tribunal fees. In 2014-15, £9m was collected in employment tribunal fees, making total receipts from the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013 to the end of the 2014-15 financial year £13.5m.

The cost of fee remissions between July 2013 & March 2015 was £4m (2013-14 £0.7m and 2014/15 £3.3m).

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