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Employment tribunal fees may be resurrected

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.

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