Employment Tribunals Service:Written question - HL4165

Q
Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 15 December 2016
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Employment Tribunals Service
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 October (HL2341), how many penalty notices have been issued since April 2016 in respect of employers' failure to pay compensation ordered by employment tribunals; and how much has been recovered.
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Answered by: Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Answered on: 20 December 2016

Since April 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued 60 penalty notices to employers for failure to comply with orders of employment tribunals to pay compensation to applicants.

As a result of the Employment Tribunal Penalty regime the department has secured £83,245.52 in previously unpaid awards for applicants.

Should the penalty notices not be paid, the department will take further enforcement action as necessary to pursue payment.

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