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Employment Tribunal Fees

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It's been a few weeks since the last update on where we are with employment tribunal fees, so here we go...

Last week, the Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock, hailed the 79% drop in employment tribunal claims as demonstrating the ending of the tribunal system from being "ruthlessly exploited by people seeking to make a fast buck" (see Telegraph article). His comments have attracted widespread criticism, such as in this blogpost.

Meanwhile, the well-known and well-respected policy advisor Richard Dunstan has proposed an alternative fees regime which would raise the same amount of money and not have the effective impact of removing enforcement of workplace rights.