What is a Tribunal Award?
A Tribunal Award is a monetary amount awarded as part of a tribunal decision.
Tribunal Awards will only be added to the Register when they are going to be enforced.
The register for Tribunal Awards include: First-Tier Tribunals, Upper Tribunals, Employments Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals.
Satisfying a Tribunal Award
If you have an award registered against you, you will need to pay the award amount (the amount appearing on our register) in order to have the award showing as satisfied.
If the award amount is not paid the award will remain outstanding for six years from the date of the award – we do not currently hold partial settlement information.
If the award is paid within a calendar month from the date of the award, either you or the claimant can contact the relevant court with proof of payment. Once the court notify Registry Trust, we will remove the award from our public Register and notify the credit reference agencies to remove it from their files.
If the award is paid after a calendar month from the date of award, you can apply to have the award marked as satisfied, provided you or the claimant send in your proof of payment to the relevant court.
If you require a certificate showing that your record has been paid, you can apply to the relevant court for a 'Certificate of Satisfaction'. To do this, you will need to fill out the N433 form and enclose a £15 cheque or postal order made payable to HMCTS.
You can only receive a ‘Certificate of Satisfaction’ if your debt is paid in full; we do not record partial settlement information.
Removing a Tribunal award
Tribunal Awards can only be removed from the Register if they are set aside or cancelled by the court.
Having a Tribunal Award Set Aside
To have a Tribunal Award set aside, you will need to contact the court that issued the award.
They will ask you to fill out an N244 form explaining the reasons you believe the award should be set aside, enclosing a £255 court fee which is non-refundable. You may be entitled to help with fees. For more information click here.
If the court approves your application to set aside the award, the court will notify us to remove the award from the public Register.
Alternatively if you and the claimant both agree the award should be removed, you can fill out a consent form asking for the award to be set aside by consent enclosing a £100 court fee which is non-refundable. You may be entitled to help with fees. For more information click here.
If a court sets aside an award, they will notify us to remove the award from our Register.
You can check if a CCJ has been removed from our Register by using our case number search on Trust Online.
Cancelling a Tribunal Award
If the award amount is paid in full within a calendar month from the date of award, the award can be removed from our public Register.
Either yourself or the claimant can contact the court providing proof of payment, however if you are providing proof of payment and wish for a ‘Certificate of Cancellation or Satisfaction’ you will need to fill out the N433 form and provide a £15 cheque or postal order.
Once the court notify us that an award has been cancelled, we will remove the award from our register and notify the credit reference agencies to remove the award from their files.