The Employment Tribuals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 is now available to view. It's fairly short; it simply sets out the level of fees and includes information about remission in Schedule 3.
Three points to note:-
- it states the 'hearing fee' will fall due on a date set out in the
employment tribunal's notification of hearing date (which does not deal
with the question of whether it falls due shortly after the hearing date
is set, or a certain number of weeks before the hearing - they could be
- it is technically silent on the consequences of failure to pay
the hearing fee. But there is a mention, in connection with multiple
claims, that another member of the multiple can avoid the claim being
"struck out" by paying the fee - which strongly suggests the penalty is a
strike out. There is no indication of whether (and how) a case can be
reinstated if the fee is paid late. Hopefully this will be dealt with in
the (as yet unseen) procedural regulations.
- the nomenclature has changed: 'level 1' and 'level 2' claims are now 'type A' and 'type B' claims.