The Ministry of Justice has published its annual tribunal statistics. Its report reveals that the number of claims received by tribunals has fallen by 15% from the previous year.

In particular, employment tribunals received a total of 186,300 claims in 2011/12. In comparison, the tribunals received around 236,000 claims in 2009/10 and 218,000 in 2010/11. In addition, the number of unfair dismissal claims fell from 47,900 to 46,300.  

These statistics will be welcomed by employers considering the previous rise in claims received by tribunals due to the impact of the recession.