Official Statistics

Tribunal Statistics (quarterly) – April to June 2013

This report presents the latest statistics on type and volume of Tribunal cases that are received, disposed of or outstanding as of the first quarter of the financial year 2013/14 (April to June 2013).

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Tribunal statistics quarterly tables - April to June 2013

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Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunal tables

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Details

This report also includes the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) information which relates to the financial year 2012/13.

Receipts

  • There were 254,000 receipts (or claims) in April to June 2013. This is a third higher than April to June 2012.
  • The main reason for the increase was the 57% large increase in appeals in relation to the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS).

Disposals

  • There were 212,000 disposals in April to June 2013. This represents an increase of a quarter on April to June 2012.
  • This was also driven by an increase in SSCS disposals, which were more than a third higher than April to June 2012.

Caseload outstanding

  • For all tribunals combined, the caseload outstanding at the end of June 2013 was 928,000 – 23% higher than June 2012.
  • The main driver for the increase was the increase in SSCS (48%)
  • The picture is different for ET cases, with the caseload for single claims decreasing by 12% and the caseload for multiples increasing 13%.

Timeliness

  • For SSCS Tribunals, half of all cases were cleared (time taken from receipt to outcome) in 14 weeks or less, the same as April to June 2012.
  • For Immigration and Asylum (IA), half of all cases were cleared in 19 weeks, three weeks longer than April to June 2012.
  • For ET, half of cases were cleared within 46 weeks or less, 16 weeks longer than last year.

The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff.

In addition to Ministry of Justice professional and production staff, pre-release access to the provisional court statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders: Ministry of Justice: Secretary of State, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Permanent Secretary, Head of Legal Services Commission, Director General of Finance and Public Services, Head of Analytical Services, Chief Statistician, Administrative Justice policy manager, Press Officers and Relevant Special Advisers.

Her Majesty’s Court Service: Chief Executive, Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals, Deputy Director of Tribunals, Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting, Jurisdictional Support leads

DWP: Decisions and Appeals policy and analysts BIS: Employment Tribunal policy and analysts Home Office: Asylum appeals team

Published 12 September 2013