Worrying Employment Tribunal statistics published!
The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017. These statistics reflect the period of time since tribunal fees were abolished and show a staggering increase in activity in the Employment Tribunals.
Employment Tribunal (ET) claims received have increased by 90% and the backlog of claims has increased by 66%.
From the launch of the ET refund scheme in October 2017 to 31 December 2017, 4,800 applications for refunds were received, and 3,400 payments with a total value of £2.8m were made.