The MOJ has published the quarterly employment tribunal statistics for October to December 2013. Unlike the July-Sept quarter, there is no ‘skewing’ effect from those who rushed to lodge claims before the introduction of fees in July 2013.
There was a 79% drop (compared with the same period in 2012) in the number of applications lodged. The number of single claims has dropped from a monthly average of between 4,000 – 5,000, down to 1,700 (a drop of about 63%).
If ever there was a need for definitive proof that the introduction of fees is having a devastating impact upon access to justice for inherently vulnerable people then here it is.
The Government should hold their heads in shame.