On 8 December 2016, the Ministry of Justice published the tribunal quarterly statistics bulletin for the period July to September 2016. During this quarter:
· Employment tribunals received 4,300 single claims (up 2% on the same period in 2015) and 27,200 multiple claims (an increase of 45% on the same period in 2015).
· Employment tribunals disposed of 3,500 single claims and 4,700 multiple claims (down 10 % and 16% respectively on the same period in 2015).
· 2,261 remission applications were submitted for the issue fee and 485 for the hearing fee. During the quarter, 54% of remission applications for the issue fee were either fully or partially successful (4% lower than the same quarter last year) compared with 79% of hearing fee remission applications (8% lower than the same quarter last year). On average, it took 4.4 days for a decision to be made on remission applications.
· The mean age of a single claim at disposal was 26 weeks, down five weeks on the same period in 2015.