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Employment Tribunal quarterly statistics for October to December 2018

The employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period October to December 2018 published by the Ministry of Justice.  

During this period, receipts, disposals and outstanding caseloads all increased (by 23%, 30% and 53% respectively) compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.  Receipts in multiple claims fell by 78% in the quarter, while disposals and caseload outstanding in multiple claims rose by 35% and 18% respectively.

Between the launch in October 2017 and 31 December 2018, a total of 21,800 applications to the employment tribunal fee refund scheme were received.  However, only 300 of these were received in the quarter October to December 2018.  As explained in the report, the decline was due to the e-mailshot campaign which culminated in July 2018 as it resulted in exceptionally high receipts, in the previous quarter, particularly in England and Wales.

Over the period of October 2017 to 31 December 2018, a total of 21,300 fee refunds were made, with a total value of £16,950,000; 1,300 refunds being made in the quarter October to December 2018.