The widely reported decline in the numbers of individual tribunal claims following the introduction of fees has been confirmed again by the latest quarterly report of Employment Tribunal statistics from the Ministry of Justice.
Individual claims are down by 70% on the same period last year and down further from the previous quarter in this year. The reduction is attributable to the combined effect of tribunal fees and Early Conciliation. Both the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties have indicated their intention to review and revise the Employment Tribunal fees system which is itself the subject of an on going legal challenge. (the UNISON case)