Following the introduction of tribunal fees last July, the number of employment tribunal claims has fallen dramatically across the North West in line with the 79 per cent fall in employment tribunal claims nationally.

Claimants now have to pay £160 to launch a basic 'money' claim in the employment tribunal and £230 to progress the claim to a hearing; the issue fee for a discrimination or unfair dismissal claim is £250 with a further £950 to pay if the case goes to hearing.

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