This report presents the latest statistics on type and volume of Tribunal cases that are received, disposed of or outstanding as of the second quarter of the financial year 2013/14 (July to September 2013). This report also includes the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SEND) information which relates to the academic year 2012/13.
- HMCTS Tribunals recorded 214,300 receipts in the period July to September 2013. This is stable when compared with the same period of 2012, but down 16% on the previous quarter.
- There were a total of 218,700 cases or claims disposed of in July to September 2013. This represents an increase of 21% on those cases disposed of in the same period in 2012, and is the highest volume of disposals in a quarter since the start of this statistical series in 2008/09.
- For all tribunals combined, the caseload outstanding at the end of September 2013 was 928,000.
- For SSCS Tribunals, in July to September 2013 half of all cases were cleared in 17 weeks or less. For Immigration and Asylum (IA), this was 21 weeks or less, and for ET, it was 48 weeks or less.
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Home Office: Asylum appeals team
Department for Education: Special Educational Needs and Disability policy and analysts