Tag Archives: Tribunal fees

“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable”. Main parties’ employment manifestos reviewed

General Elections. Don’t they seem to come round more frequently than they used to? A tough call for voters, this particular one, not just because of economist JK Galbraith’s wise words above but also because the outcome won’t make the slightest difference to the biggest issue of the day, the terms on which we are … Continue Reading

A year late but worth the wait? – Tribunal fee impact reviewed

After the gestation period of an elephant, the Government Review of the impact of the fees for Employment Tribunal cases finally emerged squalling into the daylight earlier this month. Weighing in at a healthy 100 pages and with a foreword by proud father Justice Minister Sir Oliver Heald, the Review takes a detailed look at … Continue Reading

Tribunal fees – vexatious claimants need not apply (but probably will)

Hurrahs and cheers can heard from employers across the country this month as the Government announces proposals for major reforms to the UK Employment Tribunal system.  But will they work?   The changes announced by Chancellor George Osborne at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester at the beginning of October include the introduction of an … Continue Reading