On 8 September 2016, the Ministry of Justice published the tribunal quarterly statistics bulletin for the period April to June 2016. During this quarter:

  • Employment tribunals received 4,200 single claims (down 3% on the same period in 2015) and 11,600 multiple claims (an increase of 38% in the same period in 2015).
  • Employment tribunals disposed of 3,700 single claims. There was no change on the same period in 2015. A total of 9,200 multiple claims were disposed of (down 29% on the same period in 2015).
  • 2,209 remission applications were submitted for the issue fee and 621 for the hearing fee. During the quarter, 64% of remission applications for the issue fee were either fully or partially successful (12 percentage points higher than the same quarter last year) compared with over 86% of hearing fee remission applications (two percentage points higher than the same quarter last year). On average, it took 4.6 days for a decision to be made on remission applications.

The bulletin also reveals that over the financial year 2015/16:

  • 84% of claimants were represented by a lawyer at employment tribunals (including the EAT), up from 75% in 2014/15.
  • The EAT received 970 appeals (down 20% on 2014/15) and disposed of 1,100 appeals (down 21% on 2014/15). These reductions reflect the overall drop in the number of employment tribunal claims.

Credit: PLC & Ministry of Justice