This report presents the latest statistics on type and volume of tribunal cases that are received, disposed of or outstanding as of the fourth quarter of the financial year 2013/14 (January to March 2014).
HMCTS Tribunals recorded 84,700 receipts in the period January to March 2014. This is 67% 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 196,400 cases or claims disposed of in January to March 2014. This represents a decrease of 4% on those cases disposed of in the same period in 2013.
For all tribunals combined, the caseload outstanding at the end of March 2014 was 655,900, 27% lower than a year earlier.
For social security and child support tribunals, in January to March 2014 half of all cases were cleared in 22 weeks or less. For immigration and asylum, this was 26 weeks or less, and for employment tribunal single claims, it was 28 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.
Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service: Chief Executive, Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals, Deputy Director of Tribunals, Head of Performance, Analysis and Reporting, jurisdictional support leads.
Department for Work and Pensions: Decisions and appeals policy and analysts, press officer.
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills: Employment tribunal policy and analysts, press officer.
Home Office: Asylum appeals team.