Applications open to all for employment tribunal fees refund scheme

22 November 2017

Last month we saw the opening stage of the phased implementation of the employment tribunal fees refund scheme. This has been successfully completed and anyone who thinks they may be eligible for a refund can now apply.

 

Due to the ruling in July 2017 that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, HM Courts & Tribunals Service stopped charging fees and on 20 October 2017 the government announced that it was ready to start paying refunds through a phased launch.

Following a successful opening phase of the scheme, anyone who thinks they may be eligible for a refund can now apply on GOV.UK.

During the creation of the scheme the government has been working with trade unions who have supported large multiple claims potentially involving hundreds of claimants, and ahead of the full launch people were invited to pre-register their interest in applying.

The government has said that they will continue to work with the unions to ensure those who are eligible are able to claim a refund.