• The Ministry of Justice has published provisional employment tribunal statistics for the period April to June 2019.

    Comparison of the statistics to previous periods demonstrates a continued rise in the number of tribunals received following the abolition of tribunal fees.

    The latest quarterly statistics reveal that both single-claim receipts and outstanding caseload have increased, by 14% and 19% respectively, compared to last year.

    They also reveal that:

    • The number of disposals of single-claim cases has decreased by 3% compared to April to June 2018.
    • The mean age at disposal for single-claim cases was 33 weeks, which is five weeks more than in last year.
    • Since ET fees were abolished, single claims have been steadily increasing quarter on quarter, only falling from 8,900 in Q4 2017/18 to 8,500 in Q1 2018/19.
    • Multiple-claim cases saw a decrease in both receipts and disposals of 57% and 38% respectively.
    • The mean age at disposal for multiple-claim rose from 133 weeks to 140 weeks compared to last year.
    • There were 104,000 total receipts and 97,000 total disposals recorded by HMCTS this quarter.
    • From the launch of the ET fee refund scheme in October 2017 to 30 June 2019, there were 22,100 applications for refunds received and 22,000 refund payments made, with a total monetary value of £17.6 million.

    Full statistics can be found online at Gov.uk.

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