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Acas published its latest data

Acas has recently published its data on early conciliation (EC) and employment tribunals for England, Scotland and Wales covering April to December 2020.

The data reveals that:

  • From July to September 2020, (EC) notifications increased by 17% compared with March to June 2020. EC notifications then stabilised from October to December 2020.
  • From October to December 2020, the number of cases decreased by 69% compared with July to September 2020.
  • 40% more ET1 receipts were recorded from July to September 2020 compared with April to June 2020 and October to December 2020.
  • Over 60% of EC notifications from April to December 2020 did not progress to an employment tribunal claim.
  • A minimum of 77% of all ET1 receipts did not progress to a hearing. Open track cases, such as discrimination and whistleblowing, were found to be the most likely to progress to a hearing.

In each quarter, Acas settled nearly 70% of cases that failed to progress to a hearing. The 30% or fewer remaining cases were withdrawn.