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Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL2526, tabled on 12 October 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications were made for remission of employment tribunal fees between (1) 29 July 2013 and 28 July 2014, and (2) 29 July 2014 and 29 July 2015; and what percentage of those applications were successful.

Answered on

26 October 2015

For the periods 29 July 2013 – 30 June 2014 and the 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015 the average length of time taken, the number of remission applications made and the percentage that were successful were:


Average time to reach a remission decision (days)

Applications for remission (issue fee)

Percentage successful (issue fee)

Applications for remission (hearing fee)

Percentage successful (hearing fee)

29th July 2013- 30th June 2014

7.9

10,692

32%

1,815

63%

1st July 2014 - 30th June 2015

6.7

9,437

48%

2,905

81%


Information on the number of remissions made and the average time taken is published in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Official Tribunal Statistics, at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics.


It is not possible to provide the longest time taken to reach a decision on a remission application due to data quality issues. Employment tribunal fees statistics are currently published as experimental statistics - the data and analyses are in a developmental stage and subject to further refinement. We continue to work on improving the quality of the remissions data and will be providing further updates in the official statistics in due course.