Following the eradication of tribunal costs, the amount of claims brought in the employment tribunal are rising, based on the statistics between 1 January to 31 March 2019 produced by the Ministry of Justice.
When looking at the 1 January to 31 March 2018, single claims had increased by 6%, disposal of claims had increased by 22%, and ongoing claims had increased by 16%.
Last year, a disposal would take 27 weeks, however the new statistics show that it now takes 33 weeks. The Ministry of Justice are aiming to dispose 75% of cases within 26 weeks.
In respect of multiple claims, they are taking 122 weeks, which has decreased from 202 weeks. Receipts for multiple claims increased by 13%, and disposals increased by 19%. However, claims that were ongoing decreased by 16%.
Up until 31 March 2019, 21,700 rebates for Employment Tribunal costs have been made. Two applications for rebates per day are being received on average. The total amount that has been rebated is now £17.3 million.