Tribunal Claims Soar Since Fees Abolished

Tribunal Claims Soar Since Fees Abolished

Employment tribunal claims have soared in recent month since fees were abolished following a Supreme Court ruling that they were illegal.

In the two months after the ruling, single claims shot up by 64% according to government figures – the highest in four years. The highest rise in this two thirds increase was in claims for unlawful deductions from wages.

These increased from 549 in July 2017 to 2,926 in August, and 2,027 in September 2017. Such claims had virtually disappeared during the regime where fees were imposed.

The figures are the first produced by the government since the Supreme Court Ruling.

A repayment scheme for those who paid fees was piloted in October and has now been rolled out to all applicants.


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