Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) recorded 74,400 receipts in the period April to June 2014. This is 71% lower than the same period of 2013, and the lowest receipts since this statistical series began in 2008/09. This has been driven by reductions in social security and child support appeals and employment claims.
There were a total of 140,800 cases or claims disposed of in April to June 2014. This represents a decrease of 35% on those cases disposed of in the same period in 2013.
For all tribunals combined, the caseload outstanding at the end of June 2014 was 609,600, 34% lower than a year earlier.
For social security and child support tribunals, in April to June 2014 half of all cases were cleared in 25 weeks or less. For both immigration and asylum and employment tribunal single claims, it was 26 weeks or less.
The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals and production staff.
In addition to Ministry of Justice (MOJ) professional and production staff, pre-release access to the provisional court statistics of up to 24 hours is granted to the following postholders:
MOJ: 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
HMCTS: Chief Executive, Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals, Deputy Director of Tribunals, Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting, jurisdictional support leads
Department of Work and Pensions: Decisions and appeals policy and analysts, press officer
Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment tribunal policy and analysts, press officer
Home Office: Asylum appeals team