Provisional tribunals and gender recognition statistics


On 8 March 2018 the Ministry of Justice published the provisional tribunals and gender recognition statistics for the previous quarter (October to December 2017).

The main points and statistics of key importance include:

  1. Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) increase in receipts are up 21% and caseload outstanding up 31% in the quarter compared to the same quarter in 2016.
  2. Claims received at Employment tribunal are the highest since the introduction of fees leading to increased caseload outstanding.

    • Single ET claims – receipts increased by 90%, disposals by 21% and caseload outstanding by 66%.
    • Multiple ET claims – receipts increased by 467% and caseload outstanding by 27%. Disposals decreased by 55%.
  3. From the launch of the Employment Tribunal (ET) fee refund scheme in October 2017 to 31 December 2017, 3,400 ET fee refund payments have been made, with a total value of £2.8m.
  4. Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) receipts have decreased by 1% when compared to October to December 2016, whereas disposals increased by 13% and caseload outstanding increased by 47%.
  5. 82 GRP applications were received and 115 were disposed of; 84 applications were pending by the end of December 2017.

    • Of the 115 applications disposed of, a full Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) was granted in 83% of cases (95 full GRCs), the same proportion as the same period in 2016.
  6. First-tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber (FTTIAC) receipts were 21% higher compared to the same period in 2016. Disposals have continued to fall by 17% and caseload outstanding by 39%.


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