The Government has today published their response to Mr Justice Underhill's review of the rules of procedures for Employment Tribunals.
The new rules will be issued shortly and it is intended that these will incorporate the new rules on fees and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (ERR) Bill measures on cost and increased flexibility of deposit orders. These are all expected to come into force in Summer 2013.
The proposals the government have accepted include:
The Government has also published a policy document setting out their progress on employment law reform. The document outlines the key achievements to date and also sets out (on page 18) a timetable for ongoing reforms. To review the policy document, click here.