Employment tribunal fee refunds scheme launched

On 20th October, the Government has launched the first phase of the employment tribunal fee refunds. Up to around 1,000 people will be contacted individually and given the chance to complete applications from 20th October before the full scheme is opened up in the coming weeks. The Government is also working with trade unions who have supported large multiple claims potentially involving hundreds of claimants. As well as being refunded their original fee, successful applicants to the scheme will also be paid interest of 0.5%, calculated from the date of the original payment up until the refund date. The opening phase of the refund scheme will last for around 4 weeks. Further details of the scheme, including details of how it can be accessed, will be made available when the scheme is rolled out fully. There is a pre-registration scheme for those not invited to take part in the first phase, so that they can register an interest in applying when the full scheme is rolled out. By email: gethelpwithfees@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk By post (England and Wales): Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees PO Box 10218 Leicester LE1 8EG

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