The date for the introduction of fees for applications for claims made to the Employment Tribunal has now been announced as 29 July 2013.
From 29 July any claim made will need either to have a fee paid or to qualify for waiver of all or part of the fee depending on the income of the Claimant (known as fee remission). A fee will also have to be paid for a hearing in the Employment Tribunal
The fees differ depending on the type of case and there are two levels:
Type A fees are £160 for issuing a claim and £230 for a hearing (total £390). This fee level is payable for a number of claims including wages, redundancy payments and holiday pay.
Type B fees are £250 for issuing a claim and £950 for a hearing (total £1200). This fee level will apply to several claims including unfair dimissal and discrimination.