The MOJ has carried out a review of the impact of the introduction of Tribunal fees. The review has concluded that tribunal fees are working well. The MOJ states that there is nothing to suggest that fees have or are preventing claims being pursued. Although they accept that fees may have discouraged many individuals bringing claims.
That said, the MOJ recognise that there has been a significant drop in the number of cases and therefore to address the balance, it has put forward proposals for consultation. These proposals include increasing the gross monthly income thresholds to match the national minimum wage. This should allow more individuals to qualify for help with fees under the fee remission scheme. The MOJ has also decided to implement with immediate effect a fee exemption for claims bought under the National Insurance Fund i.e. claims for redundancy payment from the National Insurance Fund.