Employers will find it easier to dismiss staff with less than two year's service under revisions to the UK's tribunal system, under proposals to be published today. As part of a consultation aimed at making the system less onerous for employers, the government wants to increase the qualifying period before a claim can be made; introduce fees for tribunal cases; require all claims to be lodged with Acas; allow tribunals to be heard by judges sitting alone. The reforms have attracted criticism from both unions and the Labour Party. The government said 2010 had seen a 56% increase in tribunal cases and changes were required to streamline the process.