Tag Archives: tribunal fees (UK)

UK: Legislative developments – tribunal fees

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The review concludes that the fees regime is working well and that some individuals may have been discouraged but … Continue reading

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UK: Court of Appeal dismisses judicial review appeal challenging tribunal fees

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Unison’s challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime.

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UK: Summer consultations – minimum wage, posted workers, apprenticeships, tribunal fees

The Low Pay Commission is consulting until 25 September seeking views on the government’s proposed changes to the national minimum wage and the introduction of the new National Living Wage; see here for details. BIS is consulting until 24 September … Continue reading

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UK: Government announcements – consultation on gender pay gap reporting imminent, tribunal fee review and delay to new tax-free childcare scheme

The Government has committed in legislation to make regulations by March 2016 for mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers, but the relevant legislation has not yet been commenced. Minister for Women and Equalities, Nicky Morgan, has now confirmed to … Continue reading

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UK: Employment law proposals in Queen’s Speech

The Queen's Speech on 27 May included a number of employment law reforms:

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UK: Appeal news – collective redundancies, tribunal fees

The ECJ has confirmed that it will deliver its ruling on the UK trigger for collective redundancy consultation in the Woolworths case on 30 April 2015 – see here for further details. The Court of Appeal is due to consider … Continue reading

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UK: Review of tribunal fees; prohibition on enforced subject access requests for criminal records; FCA/PRA whistleblowing proposals

The Business Secretary is reported to have launched a review of employment tribunal fees in light of inaction from the Ministry of Justice (see here). The findings are to be published 'in a few weeks'. Section 56 of the Data Protection … Continue reading

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UK: Tribunal fees – second judicial review challenge rejected

The High Court has rejected Unison’s second judicial review claim challenging the introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013.

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UK: Appeal news – tribunal fees, unfair dismissal compensation cap, retirement age

  UNISON has been granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal in its judicial review application challenging the introduction of tribunal fees, summarised here. Last year the upper limit on the unfair dismissal compensatory award was varied to the … Continue reading

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UK: Tribunal fees – judicial review application; recoupment of fees from losing employer

Unison’s challenge to the introduction of tribunal fees has been dismissed by the High Court, in large part because it was brought too early before sufficient evidence was available. An appeal has been lodged.  The court also made clear that … Continue reading

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