The EAT case of Mrs Purohit v Hospira (UK) Limited concerned (amongst other points) an appeal against the Order of the Tribunal that she pay £8,000 in costs.  She argued that the Tribunal had not taken into account her statement that she had no savings when making such award.   This case is a reminder that the Tribunal has a wide discretion as to whether to take into account means when awarding costs but when deciding whether to exercise this discretion they must take into account material about means placed before it.  When representing parties at the receiving end of an application for costs it is imperative that all information relating to means, including details of savings and other liabilities, be put in front of the Tribunal.