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Employment Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL8055, tabled on 27 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been received by HM Courts and Tribunals Service in payment of employment tribunal fees since 29 July 2013; how many (1) single, and (2) multiple, claims were received by employment tribunals in each year since their introduction; and what has been the total value of all grants of remission of employment tribunal fees in each year since their introduction.

Answered on

11 May 2016

To protect vulnerable workers, there is a system of fee remissions under which fees may be waived in part or in full, for those who qualify.

The total amount received from the payment of employment tribunal fees less, the value of all grants of remission of employment tribunal fees, in each year since the introduction of fees is set out in table 1.

Table 1 Employment Tribunal Income & Remission

2013-14 [Note 1]





Note 1 - 2013-14 Income covers 29 July 2013 to 31 March 2014

This information is published in the HMCTS annual report and accounts for 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The number of single and multiple cases received between 29 July 2013 and December 2015 is set out in table 2.

Table 2 Volume by ET Appeal Type

[Note 1]


[Note 2]

Single Cases




Multiple Cases




Total Cases




Note 1 - volumes from August 2013 to March 2014. Volumes for July were not included because fees only came into force on 29 July 2013

Note 2 - volumes from April to December 2015 only. Q4 data will published on 9 June 16

Volumes for single and multiple claims and fee remissions is published in the quarterly bulletin in ‘Annex D Employment tribunal fees’ on the Tribunal statistics available on the Government website.

On 11 June we announced the start of the post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the Employment Tribunals. The Review is being undertaken within the Ministry of Justice.

The review is ongoing and will be published in due course.