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ACAS stats show a rise in claims following abolition of fees

23 March 2018 #Employment

According to the ACAS quarterly stats, between April – July  2017 ACAS received around 1,700 notifications a week.  This increased by 500 per week following the Supreme Court judgment in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 handed down on 26th July 2017 abolishing Tribunal Fees. 

The ACAS reports states that many of the long-term effects of the above Judgment are unknown owing to the extended duration of some disputes, however since the end of August there has been an increase in net ET1 receipts (+57%) and in Early Conciliation notifications (+25%) compared with the same period in 2016.

This is obviously unsurprising and demonstrates the impact that fees had on decisions to pursue claims.  

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