Tribunal fees

Topic Index
Types and levels of fees
Help with fees


  • Users of the employment tribunal system have to pay fees – both to issue a claim and to proceed to a tribunal hearing. 
  • The amount of the fee depends upon the type of claim.
  • Tribunal applicants with low incomes and low disposable capital are eligible for help with fees in certain circumstances.
  • A challenge to the validity of fees regime has been mounted by UNISON. In 2015 its judicial review application was rejected by the Court of Appeal but the union has been given permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
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