The Scottish government has pledged to scrap the controversial employment tribunal fees under new powers conferred on it in the Scotland Bill.

The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has outlined plans to abolish the fees, which many employment lawyers and campaigners claim have denied employees access to justice since their introduction in 2013.

The Programme for Government document, published this week, states: 'We will abolish fees for employment tribunals when we are clear on how the transfer of powers and responsibilities will work.

'We will consult on the shape of services that can best support people's acces...

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