Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 19th October 2017.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals will be refunded employment tribunal fees, following the decision of the Supreme Court in R v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51; and what is the estimated cost of those refunds.

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We do not collect centrally information on the number of individual claimants and respondents who paid a fee in the Employment Tribunals. The number of fee payments received in the Employment Tribunals between 29 July 2013 (when fees were introduced) and 30 June 2017 is published at the following location: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2017-and-2016-to-2017. These statistics are updated quarterly.

The estimated cost of Employment Tribunals fees refunds, including interest, is £33m.

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