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Employment Tribunal fees review

The government’s review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals (ET) was published on 31 January 2017.

The review accepts that the introduction of fees may have discouraged individuals from bringing ET claims, but not that it prevents Claimants from pursuing their claims.

It also identifies that there has been a significantly greater fall in ET claims than originally anticipated. Consultations are being held to extend the Help with Fees support to people on lower incomes. It has decided that certain claims under the national insurance fund will be exempt from fees with immediate effect.