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Employment Tribunals Service

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4165, tabled on 15 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL2341), how many penalty notices have been issued since April 2016 in respect of employers' failure to pay compensation ordered by employment tribunals; and how much has been recovered.

Answered on

20 December 2016

Since April 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued 60 penalty notices to employers for failure to comply with orders of employment tribunals to pay compensation to applicants.

As a result of the Employment Tribunal Penalty regime the department has secured £83,245.52 in previously unpaid awards for applicants.

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