Employment tribunals received 4,200 single claims (down 1% on the same period in 2015) and 25,100 multiple claims (up 56% on the same period in 2015, driven by a large airline case presented in January 2016 which primarily concerns working time and unauthorised deductions).
Employment tribunals disposed of 3,800 single claims, which is down 6% on the same period of 2015. It is suggested that the continuing decrease in the disposal of single claims might be attributed to a reduction in the number of tribunal sittings, the receipt of more complex cases in addition to the fall in the volume of cases passing through the system following the introduction of fees and Acas early conciliation. A total of 9,300 multiple claims were disposed of in this quarter.
2,189 issue fee remission applications were submitted, of which 62% were either fully or partially successful, and 648 hearing fee remission applications were submitted, of which over 85% were either fully or partially successful.