Employment Tribunals Fees Refund Scheme

On 27 July 2017 we informed you about the Supreme Court ruling on unlawful tribunal fees. Almost 3 months later, the Government has issued guidance in respect of refunding individuals who had paid such fees.

As part of the opening phase of the refund scheme, up to around 1,000 people will be contacted individually and will be given the chance to complete applications. After around four weeks, the scheme will be rolled out fully. If successful, applicants will be refunded their original fee as well interest of 0.5% calculated from the date of the original payment up until the refund date.

Those who would like to make an application when the full scheme is rolled out can register their interest either by email at ethelpwithfees@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk or by post to the following addresses:

For proceedings in England and Wales:

Employment Tribunal Central Office (England and Wales)/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees

PO Box 10218
Leicester LE1 8EG

For proceedings in Scotland:

Employment Tribunals Central Office Scotland/Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Fees

PO Box 27105
Glasgow G2 9JRX