Summary of Tribunal Fees, Effective from 29 July 2013

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For the first time, claimants will have to pay fees to bring employment tribunal claims. Here’s a quick summary of what you need to know: Two Fees payable – one on presentation of claim and the other the hearing fee:
  • Type A (single claimant): £160; £2500
  • Type B (single claimant): £230; £950
  • Multiple claims (2-10 claimants, Type A): £320; £460
  • Multiple claims (11-200 claimants, Type A): £640; £920
  • Multiple claims (200+ claimants, Type A): £960; £1,380
  • Multiple claims (2-10 claimants, Type B): £500; £1,9000
  • Multiple claims (11-200 claimants, Type B): £1,000; £3,800
  • Multiple claims (200+ claimants, Type B): £1,500; £5,700
Type A: statutory redundancy payments; equal pay; unlawful deductions; breach of contract; statement determination; failure to inform and consult under TUPE; WTR 1998 claim; failure/refusal to allow time off for dependants, antenatal care, trade union duties, to look for work etc. Type B: all other claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, and whistleblowing. Both Type A and Type B: Type B fee only Multiple claim fees maximum: fee not to exceed total fees payable if each claimant were claiming individually (taking into account any remissions) Fees also payable for:
  • application for reconsideration of a default judgment (Type A/Type B: £100)
  • application for reconsideration of a judgment following a final hearing (Type A: £100; Type B: £350)
  • application for dismissal following withdrawal of a claim (Type A/B: £60)
  • employer’s counterclaim made as part of response to employee’s contract claim (Type A: £60; Type B: no fee;
  • judicial mediation (£600)
Exemptions:
  • party is on one of five qualifying benefits at the time the fee is payable (full remission)
  • party’s gross annual income (together with partner if they are a couple) is lower than applicable threshold at the time the fee is payable (full remission)
  • party has disposable monthly income of £50 or less (full remission)
    • party has low disposable income but over £50 per month (part remission; amount depends on amount of disposable income)
If the party doesn’t pay, ET will issue a notice and deadline for payment. If payment is still not made, claim/counterclaim/application will be dismissed without further order.

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