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Friday 20 October 2017

Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds

You'll remember the Supreme Court ruling that the fees taken by employment tribunals for making a claim were unlawful.....won't you?! For a memory nudge, please take a look at and enjoy http://www.breakinglaw.co.uk/search/label/employment%20law

The government committed to refund the fees wrongly collected. At long last, the Ministry of Justice has announced today its plans for doing just that. The fee plus interest at the rate of 0.5% (don't spend it all at once) will be paid back. Up to around 1,000 people will be contacted individually in the coming four weeks or so and given the chance to complete applications for  a refund. Then the refund procedure will be extended to more and more with further details to follow. Sounds more complicated than my tax return.