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The Government has released the new statics for the last 12 months In essence the figures show:
1. An overall fall in the number of claims issued as a whole by 15%.
2. A decrease in the number of cases disposed.
3. Cases on average taking between 16 weeks – 2 years to filter through the system (from issue to production of the written judgement.)
4. Unfair dismissal claims taking between 16 – 43 weeks to be completed.
There appears to be no indication as to why claims are falling, however it may be attributable to employers being more aware of industrial action and taking more care with their employees.
Download – Tribunal Statistics 2011-2012