Remission of fees 29-7-13 to 6-10-13 [Archived]

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Remission of fees 29-7-13 to 6-10-13 [Archived]
  • The system of remission
  • Full remission of fees for those on certain benefits
  • Full remission of fees where gross annual income falls below a certain figure
  • Full or partial remission of fees where disposable monthly income is low
  • Full or partial remission of fees in exceptional circumstances
  • How to get remission of fees
  • Supporting evidence required
  • Refund of fees paid where party was in fact entitled to remission
  • Remission for members of a fee group

Remission of fees 29-7-13 to 6-10-13 [Archived]

PLEASE NOTE: On 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] IRLR 911 and declared that the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013, SI 2013/1893, introduced on 29 July 2013, was unlawful under both domestic and EU law because it had the effect of preventing access to justice. The Court held that since it had that effect as soon as it was made, it was therefore unlawful ab initio, and must be quashed. This has the effect that fees no longer apply.

This Practice Note reflects the position prior to the Supreme Court’s judgment. It is retained as historical reference material only and is not updated.

The Supreme Court’s decision in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] IRLR 911 and details of its prospective and retrospective implications are explained in our new Practice Note: The unlawfulness of employment tribunal and EAT fees: decision and implications.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees became payable in the employment tribunal and the EAT on 29 July 2013 and, from the outset, a system applied under which a party might in defined circumstances obtain remission of such fees. However, the criteria which apply to determine whether or not remission will in any

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