Employment Tribunal Fees – Update

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Yesterday in Parliament, Dominic Raab, the Minister of State for Courts & Justice, answered various questions on employment tribunal fees. Of note was that there was no suggestion that the government was planning to bring in a new fees regime at this time. That is not to say it will not ever happen as he previously said following the Supreme Court ruling in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, that, “the Supreme Court recognised the important role fees can play, but ruled that we have not struck the right balance in this case,” thus not ruling out fees being paid in the future but at lower amounts. However, at the very least, it appears a new fee regime will not be introduced in the foreseeable future.

Written by

Edward Aston
6th September 2017