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Employment Tribunals Service

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4265, tabled on 20 December 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL2341), how many penalties have been issued in respect of the failure of employers to pay employment tribunal awards since the new penalty system was introduced in 2016; and with what results.

Answered on

4 January 2017

Since April 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued 60 penalty notices as a result of 164 warning 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 over £83,000 in previously unpaid awards for applicants.