A quick look at Employment Tribunal statistics for the beginning of this year.
On 8 June 2017, the Ministry of Justice published quarterly statistics for Tribunals, for the period January to March 2017. The comparisons below are by reference to the same quarter in 2016 (unless otherwise stated).
Key points of interest are:
- The number of single ET claims increased by 4%. The number of single ET claims disposed of fell by 5%, leading to a 10% increase of single cases.
- The total number of multiple claims increased by 7%, however, the number of individual multiple claim cases actually fell by 23%. The number of multiple claims disposed of fell by 19%.
- The average time until disposal was 29 weeks for single claims (an increase of one week) and 206 weeks for multiple claims (an increase of 20 weeks).
- Of those claims:
- 28% were conciliated by Acas;
- 11% were withdrawn; and
- 8% were successful at hearing.
- Looking at the annual figures from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, there was a 1% increase in single claims and an 8% increase in multiple claims compared with the previous year. The disposal of single claims decreased 4% over the year, and the disposal of multiple claims decreased by 11%.
The full report is available here.