From 6 April 2012, the amount of a deposit that an Employment Tribunal can Order the Claimant to pay for them to be permitted to continue with their claim will increase from £500.00 to £1,000.00. This change is part of the government’s plans to weed out weak claims. To balance out weeding out weak claims with access to justice, the Tribunal must still take the Claimant’s ability to pay into account when determining the size of the deposit – the £500/£1,000 is a maximum and is not an automatic amount.