Employment Tribunals Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of outstanding employment tribunal cases was by employment tribunal office in each year since 2010.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

HM Courts & Tribunals Service can only provide data for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2019.

The number of outstanding employment tribunal cases is a snapshot of data taken at a specific point in time and cannot be re-run retrospectively. While data at a national level can be found in the published statistics retrospective reporting at office level in line with the published statistics are not available prior to 2013.

The number of outstanding employment tribunal cases by employment tribunal office since 2013 are outlined in the table below.

ALL CASES1,2

OFFICE

As at 31 March 2013

As at 31 March 2014

As at 31 March 2015

As at 31 March 2016

As at 31 March 2017

As at 31 March 2018

As at 31 March 2019

Birmingham

44910

48996

39792

38727

37682

39157

38900

Nottingham

4399

5678

4663

4404

3981

4742

4660

Leeds

13302

14090

10260

6679

3101

5332

6830

Manchester

23293

17070

17117

15650

17314

39642

48507

Newcastle

29331

24945

17594

11495

7556

5189

4895

Aberdeen

2954

3112

2958

3396

3046

2890

2524

Dundee

6749

6098

6367

6626

4697

3947

3430

Edinburgh

6063

2273

3302

2993

3055

2905

2599

Glasgow

63651

56561

66814

64128

56176

58236

75053

London Central

12448

13539

13720

22369

30152

36758

39036

London South

349709

259614

13126

4872

5940

7600

9546

East London

4666

3386

2965

3364

3551

3140

3864

Watford

3485

3191

3763

28922

74175

108293

144008

Bristol

1927

3453

5018

14396

14452

14911

15199

Wales

14517

10991

6860

4278

3593

3593

3725

HMCTS has been working with the tribunal's judiciary to support additional judges to increase the capacity and performance of the tribunal. 58 (or 51.5 full time equivalents) salaried employment judges took up positions from April 2019.

1 Single claims are made by a sole employee/worker, relating to alleged breaches of employment rights.

2 Multiple claims are where two or more people bring proceedings arising out of the same facts, usually against a common employer.

All data were taken from the employment tribunal’s central database and as such is management information that is provisional and subject to change.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, and are the best data available at the time of publication.

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