What fees are payable when a party appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal?

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful as it prevents access to justice. HM Courts and Tribunals Service will not be able to continue charging employment tribunal fees under the current system, as the Supreme Court has quashed the legislation that brought it into force. It is not yet known how the Government plans to replace the fees system.

Under the system that has been ruled unlawful, the appellant was required to pay an issue fee of £400 on lodging an appeal with the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and a hearing fee of £1,200 when the case was listed for a hearing. There was only one level of fee regardless of the type of claim or number of claimants.