Home > Legal Articles > Employment Tribunal Fees will be payable from 29 July 2013

Employment Tribunal Fees will be payable from 29 July 2013

Posted on Wednesday, 24th July 2013 by

From the 29 July 2013 all Claimants who do not qualify for fee remission will have to pay the both an issue fee and a hearing fee before the date of the final hearing.

The fees are divided into type A claims which are largely simpler claims such as, unpaid holiday and refusal to allow time off will attract the level 1 fee and more complicated claims such as discrimination and unfair dismissal claims will attract the level 2 fee. The table below shows the fees that will apply from 29 July 2013.

Fee Type Type A claims Type B claims
Issue fee £160 £250
Hearing fee £230 £950


A fee remission system will operate for those who cannot afford to pay the fees but overall it seems feasible that many Claimants may think twice before issuing a claim. Any claim issued before 29 July 2013 will not be subject to any fees and so any Claimant who has a potential claim should strongly consider issuing the claim before the fees come into force.

Other application fees will also be payable by both Claimant and Respondent from the 29 July 2013 and all fee will be potentially recoverable from the losing party, meaning at least to some extent the tribunal may lose its current position that costs do not follow the event.

The new fee system will see a centralised  structure for issuing claims bring the Tribunal more in line with the Civil Court. If Claimant’s believe they have a potential claim against an employer it is important they act quickly as it is unlikely they will again have the chance to commence Tribunal proceedings for free.


Andrew is a Commercial & Employment Law solicitor in Leicester. Our Solicitors in Leicester are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Leicester please contact us.

Talk to our legal team

The information provided in all of our blogs reflects only a narrative of some elements to consider on the topic. The blogs do not contain considered legal advice and should not be relied upon as advice. Please see our website terms and conditions for full details of our disclaimer. If you are interested in obtaining advice, please contact one of our lawyers who will be happy and able to advise you on your own particular circumstances.

1 Step 1

Quick Quote

Your Nameyour full name
Contact Number
Post Codeyour full name
Your Messagemore details
0 /

Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
andrew.robinson@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01509 212 108
Related author articles
Article tags

Map and pin icon
Sign up to our newsletter