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Employment Tribunals Service

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2546, tabled on 24 October 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL 2341), how many penalty notices have been issued to employers for failure to comply with orders of employment tribunals to pay compensation to applicants since the power to do so was introduced in April 2016; and how many have been enforced.

Answered on

4 November 2016

Since April 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued 37 penalty notices to employers for failure to comply with orders of employment tribunals to pay compensation to applicants.

Should the penalty notices not be paid, the department will take further enforcement action as necessary and to the full extent of the law to pursue payment.