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Employment tribunal quarterly statistics for April to June 2019 and annual statistics 2018/19

September 12, 2019


The Ministry of Justice has published the employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period April to June 2019: Source: Ministry of Justice: Tribunals Statistics Quarterly: April to June 2019 (12 September 2019).


  • single claim receipts and outstanding caseload increased by 14% and 19% respectively, when compared to the same period in 2018.

  • disposals decreased by 3%. The mean age of cases at disposal increased from five weeks to 33 weeks.

  • Receipts and disposals in multiple claims decreased by 57% and 38% respectively compared with the same period last year, while there was an 11% increase in caseload outstanding. The mean age of multiple claims at disposal rose from 133 weeks to 140 weeks.

  • Between the launch of the fee refund scheme in October 2017 and 30 June 2019, 22,100 applications for refunds were received and 22,000 refund payments made, with a total value of approximately £17,600,000. The last quarter accounted for 138 of the applications and 310 of the refunds, with a value of £265,000.

  • The Ministry of Justice has also published employment tribunal annual statistics for the year 2018/19:

  • 64% of claimants were represented by a lawyer, compared with 74% in 2017/18.

  • 21% of claimants had no representative in 2018/19, up from 17% in 2017/18.

The mean average compensation for unfair dismissal and all forms of discrimination, save age, has dropped.

Overall, costs awards to claimants were made in a relatively small number of cases, dropping from 169 in 2017/18 to 51 in 2018/19.

Awards to respondents dropped from 310 to 158.

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