ACAS has recently published its quarterly statistics for the 9 month period between April 2017 and December 2017.
Between April 2017 and July 2017, ACAS received around 1,600 notifications per week.
However, following the removal of Employment Tribunal fees, this has now risen to approximately 2,200 notifications each week.
According to the figures, early conciliation was successful in 17% of cases. Of those that did not succeed at this stage, 26% progressed to a tribunal, with the remainder falling away.
Of the 26% which did progress to tribunal, 21% settled through a COT3 agreement and 5% were withdrawn by the Claimant. Only 7% were determined by a tribunal.
All other matters continue to be outstanding.