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Tribunal statistics for January to March 2015 published

The Ministry of Justice has published the Tribunal Statistics Quarterly January to March 2015. 4,229 single employment tribunal claims were received in January to March 2015 – 25% fewer than in the same period of 2014. Overall, 16,456 single claims were received in 2014/15, a decrease of 52% on 2013/14. The number of multiple claims received in January to March 2015 was 16,104, which is 3 times the number compared to the same quarter last year and partly due to the low number of receipts in January to March 2014 after the introduction of fees. Employment tribunals disposed of 11,440 claims during January to March 2015, a decrease of 68% on the same period in 2014.

The report also shows that in the financial year 2014/15, 21,027 cases required an issue fee, of which 14,510 (69%) had the full fee paid outright, whilst 3,942 (19%) were awarded either a full or partial fee remission. For the remaining 2,575 (12%) cases, it appears that the claim was not taken further. There were 13,425 hearing fees requested of which 4,581 (34%) requests had the full hearing fee paid outright, 2,251 (17%) were awarded full or partial remission, 618 (5%) were subsequently withdrawn, 2,295 (17%) settled before a hearing and 296 (2%) were struck out. For the remaining 3,384 cases, there was no specific outcome recorded.

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