The tribunal service has now confirmed the implementation date for its new fee structure. As of the 29 July 2013 fees will be applicable for all employment tribunal claims and appeals lodged. The draft Employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fees order 2013 will take effect on and after the 29 July 2013. Moving forward claimants will be required to make a payment based on levels to submit a claim. This introduction will not affect claims already submitted or appeals made before the Order comes into force.
Level 1 claim categories include unpaid wages, redundancy payments, and holiday payments. Where Level 2 claims will cover unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay. The fees payable are covered in two parts an issue fee and a hearing fee for both levels.
Level 1: Issue fee = £160 & hearing fee = £230
Level 2: issue fee = £250 & hearing fee = £950
Appeals: issue fee = £400 & hearing fee = £1,200
These fees are payable by the claimant.
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