Further changes have taken place on the 30th June 2014 to the remission scheme for Employment Tribunal Fees in an attempt to make some simplifications. Disposable capital to be disclosed is now within thresholds rather than the precise sum. Copies of documents can be provided rather than the originals including copies of online bank statements rather than originals. The Court and Tribunal Service is also in the process of simplifying the form itself and rather than reject applications without all information completed they will endeavour to contact the applicant to ascertain it. This all seems like common sense changes.
Notwithstanding these changes, the remission scheme remains very complex and perhaps this is a contributory factor in the huge reduction in employment tribunal claims we have seen since fees were introduced.
14th July 2014