Industrial tribunal fees of up to £1200 announced
The Government has announced that fees of up to £1,200 may be charged for taking a claim to an Employment Tribunal. The introduction of fees is part of the Government's Employment Law Review and follows the Ministry of Justice's consultation.
Some of the fees will be slightly lower than initially proposed. Under the plans, from summer 2013, mediation by a judge will cost £600 rather than the £750 proposed in the 2011 consultation. The lower fee to take the administratively simpler 'level 1' claims to a full hearing will be £390 – which drops to £160 if settled before the hearing fee is payable.