To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent from the public purse on notifying people that paid employment tribunal fees of their right to a refund.
The refund scheme was announced on 20th October 2017 through an article on the gov.uk website, letters to parliamentarians, and information disseminated through partners such as trades unions, the Law Society and the Citizens Advice. In April 2018, we wrote to everyone entitled to a refund and who had not yet applied, as well as interested MPs, to ensure they were aware of the scheme and how to apply. This was completed in July 2018.
To complete this exercise, we employed an external delivery partner at the cost of £28,000. This does not include the time spent by MoJ officials on this task.