Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Opens

Author: Matthew Kilgannon

Following the decision to remove fees in the Employment Tribunal (and our earlier article on the subject – available here), the Government has now launched the opening wave of its refund scheme.

From now, the first tranche of people who are eligible for a refund will be contacted with details on how to reclaim fees they would have paid to pursue their claims. In addition to being able to reclaim fees, the Government will add interest (at the rate of 0.5%)!

Those who are not contacted as part of the first wave can pre-register; ready for when the full scheme is rolled out. To do so, individuals need to contact the Employment Tribunal office via email at

Further detail about the refund scheme can be found from the Government’s announcement, available here

Please get in touch with a member of our Employment team if you have any queries on any of the above.