The Ministry of Justice has confirmed it may reintroduce fees for employment tribunal claims. It insists it can find a balance that helps fund the court system while being ‘proportionate and progressive’, and ensuring access to justice.
The government was roundly criticised for its tribunal fee structure before a landmark 2017 judgement declared the fee scheme unlawful. The spokesperson noted that the judgement did not completely outlaw the concept of fees.
There are no immediate plans to reintroduce a fee scheme.