Unsolicited telephone calls misusing our name - We do not nuisance cold call - Read More

Have a question? Call us on

0800 1979 345
opening times
Blog
Testimonials
Testimonials

New measures to clamp down on non-payment of awards

Research published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has found that only 49% of Claimants awarded damages by the Employment Tribunal go on to receive their award in full.

Of those who did not receive their full award, 37% advised this was due to the company no longer existed/had become insolvent. However, 29% stated that the company had simply refused to pay.

In response to this study, Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson has advised that the government are to consider measures to clamp down on non-payment of awards, including:

  • making changes to the Employment Tribunal rules to give Judges the power to demand deposits from businesses who they believe may not make payment;
  • fixed penalty notices for late payment;
  • naming and shaming employers who fail to make payment of awarded damages; andincreasing awareness of the enforcement action open to Claimants who are not paid the sum they are awarded.

To read the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills study in full, please click here.