The government has confirmed that fees are to be introduced for the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 29th July 2013.
You can view the announcement here: http://t.co/Ge8LNZVgqf
Whilst the level of fees has been set, the specifics of their implementation continue to be worked upon with HMCTS. I will blog in more detail once the specifics are finalised.
The detail will matter. As of 29th May 2013, unanswered questions include:
- If fees and/or remission wont be dealt with at the Employment Tribunal counter (unlike the County Court), will the Tribunal still accept claim forms presented in person?
- Is it a mandatory requirement for the fee to be paid the same time as the claim form?
- What counts as ‘presentation’ for the purposes of calculating time limits?
- What happens with fees in respect of amendments where a more expensive jurisdiction is added?