Employment Tribunal Quarterly Statistics:
October – December 2017
The Ministry of Justice has published the quarterly statistics for the period October to December 2017.
We have summarised the main points below:
|29% of all tribunal receipts were Employment Tribunal’s (ET).|
|The Employment Tribunal (ET) fee refund scheme was introduced on 20 Oct 2017 following the abolition of ET fees on 26 July 2017.
Within the period of 20 October to 31 Dec 2017:
|8,173 single claims were received.|
|31,921 multiple claims received, an increase of 467%. The multiple claims related to 548 multiple claim cases, an average of 58 claims per multiple case.|
|The employment tribunals disposed of 7,775 claims, -30% decrease on last year.|
|31% of jurisdictional complaints disposed of were Acas conciliated settlements, 21% were dismissed upon withdrawal, 12% were withdrawn and 8% were successful at hearing.|
|The most common jurisdictional complaint disposed of was ‘Unauthorised Deductions (formerly Wages Act)’.|
For the full report, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2017
Since tribunal fees were abolished on 26 July 2017, Single ET claims have increased by 90%. If you are faced with a tribunal claim, our team of legal advisers can provide comprehensive support and back up – Employment Tribunal Services and Advice.