Government reforms (2): Tribunal fees to be reintroduced?

tribunal fees

The Ministry of Justice’s representative (when answering questions in the House of Commons), has confirmed that the Government is working on reintroducing fees for individuals seeking to pursue claims in the Tribunal.

The Supreme Court decision in the UNISON case last year (see our update here) found the previous fee system to be unlawful. However, this does not prevent the introduction of an alternative fee scheme, provided it does not restrict access to justice. The Ministry of Justice’s representative stated that while there are no immediate plans to reintroduce fees, they are seeking a ‘proportionate and progressive’ scheme that still allows those who are unable to pay to pursue their claim.