Tribunal Fees Set To Be Introduced From July 2013
From Monday 29 July 2013, fees will be introduced into the Employment Tribunals for the first time.
From Monday 29 July 2013, fees will be introduced into the Employment Tribunals for the first time. The Government has published a draft Order which has confirmed the amount which will be payable by a Claimant or Appellant when issuing a claim.
As previously indicated, a Claimant or an Appellant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on submitting their claim, and a “hearing fee” before a full hearing.
Fees can be summarised as:
- For unpaid wages claims and other claims for sums generally due on termination of employment such as payment in lieu of notice and redundancy payments - £160 issue fee, £50 hearing fee;
- For unfair dismissal claims, discrimination complaints, equal pay claims - £250 issue fee, £950 hearing fee.
No fees will apply to claims or appeals where the ET1 or Notice of Appeal is submitted before the order comes into force on Monday 29 July 2013.