Government reforms (3): Statutory rates increase

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What do we already know? Annually in April the annual increase in statutory pay rates come into effect which are normally increase in line with the consumer price index (CPI). What’s new? The following proposed increases to statutory payments will be effective in April 2018: The weekly rate of: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will rise…
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Government reforms (2): Tribunal fees – refunds available (finally!)

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July 2017 Newsflash Tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact that the Supreme Court ruled Tribunal fees unlawful and removed them with immediate effect, including retrospectively all the way back to their start in July 2013. The Supreme Court’s decision also meant the refunding of all…
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Newsflash – Tribunal fees case management order

What do we already know? We updated you in our Newsflash Tribunal fees – the aftermath that the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals had issued Case Management Orders staying all Tribunal claims or applications brought in reliance on the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish Tribunal fees. What’s new? The stay on claims has been lifted…
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Newsflash: Tribunal fees – the aftermath

What do we already know? We updated you in our July Newsflash Tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact that the Supreme Court has ruled that Tribunal fees are unlawful and have struck them down, not just with immediate effect but also back-dated to their inception in July 2013. We also described the potential for ‘historical’ claims…
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Newsflash: tribunal fees unlawful – enormous impact

  This development will have a seismic impact on the world of Employment Tribunal claims and employers’ employment law risks. What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2016 Newsflash Tribunal fees – another decision coming… that the Supreme Court was due to hear the appeal by UNISON against the Court of…
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Government reforms (1): Review – Tribunal fees

What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2015 Newsflash Tribunal fees – down and under review that the Government had announced the start of an official review into Tribunal fees.  The purpose of the review was to consider how effective the introduction of fees in 2013 had been in meeting the…
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Newsflash: Tribunal fees – another decision coming…

What do we already know? In our June 2015 Newsletter Tribunal fees – decision coming… and our September 2015 Newsflash Tribunal fees – decision time, we updated you that UNISON’s appeal against Tribunal fees was heard by the Court of Appeal on 16 and 17 June 2015 and that the Court of Appeal dismissed UNISON’s appeal. This…
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Newsflash: Tribunal fees – decision time

What do we already know? In our June 2015 Newsletter Tribunal fees – decision coming… we updated you that UNISON’s appeal against Tribunal fees was heard by the Court of Appeal on 16 and 17 June 2015. No judgment was given at the end of the hearing and it was suggested that it may take…
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Blog: The sense of injustice

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I’ll be writing about Tribunal fees and their effect in a future blog, but right now I’d like to highlight one impact of the introduction of the Tribunal fees, namely that the proportion of discrimination claims in the Tribunal Service case load has significantly increased. This is because, whilst the fees have had a real…
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Case update (1): Tribunal fees – decision coming…

What do we already know? In our April Newsflash Tribunal fees – decision coming… we updated you that UNISON had permission to appeal against the High Court’s rejection of its first and second challenge to Tribunal fees and that these would be heard together by the Court of Appeal in mid-June 2015. What’s new? UNISON’s…
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