The Government has announced the introduction of fees for issuing employment tribunal claims from April 2013 although no details have been provided. It is speculated that claimants will face a fee of £150 to £250 to make any employment tribunal application and a further £1,000 for starting a hearing. The sums would be higher for compensation claims of more than £30,000. The low-paid, or those without an income, may have the fee waived or reduced at the start of the process. A consultation will take place to finalise details and we will report their findings.