Tag Archives: tribunal fees (UK)

UK: Government rolls out scheme for refund of tribunal fees

The Government has published its scheme for refunds of tribunal and EAT fees following the successful judicial review of fees (see post here).  The scheme is open to both claimants and respondents who paid a fee, but does not cover … Continue reading

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UK: The UNISON tribunal fees ruling – has Lord Reed opened the floodgates?

There has been considerable speculation as to the likely effects of the Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor to declare invalid the Government’s system of tribunal fees. Given the cogent evidence presented by … Continue reading

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UK: Supreme Court rules tribunal fee regime is unlawful

The Supreme Court has this morning handed down its judgment that the fee regime introduced for Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal claims in July 2013 is unlawful under both domestic and EU law as it has the effect of … Continue reading

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UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working practices and the rights of workers, and examines whether our current legislative and regulatory framework is fit for purpose. The … Continue reading

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UK: Legislation – Employment law reform proposals during the Summer 2017 General Election

The main parties' manifestos for the general election all contained numerous proposed employment law reforms, the Conservatives promising "the greatest expansion in workers' rights by any Conservative government in history" while Labour included a 20 point "plan for security and equality … Continue reading

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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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