27 October 2017
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling this summer that Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful, the government has announced its fees refund scheme: individuals will be refunded their original fee along with an interest of 0.5% calculated from the date of the original payment up until the refund date.
The government has estimated the cost of the ET fees refund, including interest, to be around £33 million.
The first stage in reimbursing those eligible has begun, with approximately 1000 individuals who had paid ET fees being contacted directly and invited to submit an application for a refund.
The government states that:
How long those affected, which may include businesses who have paid for ET fees for employer’s breach of contract claims or judicial mediation, will have to wait for a refund is yet to be seen. We will keep you up to date on the latest developments in this area.