Government announces long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal Fees

The government has announced its plans to review the impact of the introduction of Employment Tribunal Fees implemented in July 2013. The review will consider how effective the introduction of fees has been at meeting its objectives and maintaining access to justice.

Bringing a claim or an appeal to the employment tribunal was free of charge up until 2013, with the full cost being met by the taxpayer. The government’s reasons for the reform were said to be to avoid “drawn out disputes” which are “very emotionally damaging for workers and employers, as well as being financially damaging for employers”.

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Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.