Tribunal Awards

Since 1st April 2009 a record of Tribunal Awards has been held by RTL as part of the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines. The awards relate to individuals, companies or businesses and are added to the Register only when action has been taken through the courts to enforce the payment.

Payment
If the amount is fully repaid after one calendar month from the date of award and evidence is provided to the court who notify RTL, the entry will be marked as ‘satisfied’ on the Register where it will remain for the statutory six year period from the date of award. If fully repaid within one calendar month from the date of award and evidence is provided to the court who notify RTL, the record will be removed from the Register. The defendant can also apply to the court for a Certificate of Satisfaction or a Certificate of Cancellation, whichever is appropriate, enclosing the court fee of £15 (cheque/postal order payable to HMCTS). Part payments of an award debt are not recorded on the Register.

Removal
Details of awards remain on the Register for a statutory period of six years from the date of the award, unless set-aside or reversed by the court, or the amount is fully repaid within one calendar month from the date of the award when the court will notify RTL that the entry should be removed from the Register.

If application is made to set-aside the award, a court fee of £65 is required (cheque/postal order payable to HMCTS). Any defendant experiencing difficulty in paying court fees should ask court staff for advice.

Amendment
If a defendant feels that details of a registration are inaccurate, application should be made to RTL, providing particulars of the award and stating the requested amendment. A query will be raised with the relevant court who will investigate and respond to RTL. Upon receipt of their response, the debtor will be advised and, if appropriate, the Register will be amended.

General
This section of the Register contains awards from the First-tier Tribunals, the Upper Tribunals, Employment Tribunals or Employment Appeal Tribunals. Please note that not all awards are entered onto the Register. Details of an award are only added to the Register once steps have been taken in the High Court or County Court to enforce the Tribunal decision. The Register will then show the amount of the debt.
The types of Tribunals in the High Court or the Royal Courts of Justice are:

First Tier Tribunal – Transport
First Tier Tribunal – Care Standards
First Tier Tribunal – HM Land Registry
First Tier Tribunal – Charity
First Tier Tribunal – Gambling
First Tier Tribunal – Information
First Tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support
Upper Tribunal – Land
Upper Tribunal – Tax
Upper Tribunal – Administrative

The types of Tribunals in the County Court are:

Employment Tribunal
Employment Appeals Tribunal
First Tier Tribunal – Transport
First Tier Tribunal – Care Standards
First Tier Tribunal – HM Land Registry
First Tier Tribunal – Charity
First Tier Tribunal – Gambling
First Tier Tribunal – Information
First Tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support
Upper Tribunal – Land
Upper Tribunal – Tax
Upper Tribunal – Land
Upper Tribunal – Tax
Upper Tribunal – Administrative
ACAS Settlements
ACAS Conditional Settlements