New “provisional” statistics show a 51% decrease employment tribunal claims – but what about the missing data? Philip Henson - Bargate Murray

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New “provisional” statistics show a 51% decrease employment tribunal claims – but what about the missing data?

The Tribunals Service has recently published quarterly statistics for 1 October to 31 December 2010 for all types of tribunals - including Employment Tribunals.

The figures show that the number of Employment Tribunal receipts (i.e. claims) between 1 October and 31 December 2010 was 39,900 – a fall of 51% compared with the same quarter of 2009-10, but 2% higher than for the third quarter of 2008-09.

Many busy practitioners like myself will be very surprised at this purported decline. However, if you delve a little deeper (most notably in the footnotes) there would seem to be substantial chunk of data missing - as such many practitioners may be reaching to put their copies in the recycling bins.

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