Applying for a refund for Tribunal fees - details announced

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Applying for a refund for Tribunal fees - details announced

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You may recall that, in July this year, the Supreme Court ruled that the Employment Tribunal fees imposed by the Government in 2013 were unlawful.  The Government has therefore committed to refund all fees paid by Claimants. 

For some Claimants, this may mean a repayment of up to £1,150 (plus interest).  

For the Government, this means a total bill (estimated to be about £33 million) and an awful lot of hassle. The Government will have to try and track down all those who have paid fees during a 4 year period (between 29 July 2013 and 26 July 2017).

The Government has now announced that there will be a “pilot” or initial repayment stage, during which they will be contacting 1,000 individuals over a 4 week period.
If you paid a fee to the Employment Tribunal in the period from 29 July 2013 and 26 July 217 and you have not been contacted by Friday, 17 November 2017, you should pre-register your claim for a refund either by:

emailing: ethelpwithfees@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk; or 

by post to the following address:

Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees 
PO Box 10218 
Leicester LE1 8EG 

 

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