In his 2019 annual report, Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals, has commented that by 2020 the intention is to digitally record the proceedings of all reserved tribunals in the United Kingdom. This is part of a broader digitisation programme which the government is in the process of implementing.
The recording of tribunal proceedings is to be welcomed and will bring the tribunal system in line with the court system. Such recordings will avoid the need for the parties to pay for independent transcribers.
The annual report can be viewed here.