Government reforms: Tribunal fees

tribunal fees - stack of pound coinsJust in case you didn’t know (how could you not?), on 29 July 2013 the new Employment Tribunal fees commenced.  They apply to all new claims issued on that date or afterwards.  However, whether the fee scheme will enjoy a long and healthy lifespan remains to be seen.  This is because the High Court has agreed to UNISON’s request for the scheme to be judicially reviewed.  The review will take place in October 2013.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Justice has issued various leaflets to help with the administration of the fees regime.  They are Employment Tribunal Fees for Individuals, Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees, ET fees and EAT fees: Do I have to pay them? Stakeholder Factsheet and Employment Tribunal Fees for Groups and Multiples.