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Posted 27 February 2017
by Stephen Jennings

Limits on Tribunal Awards and Statutory Payments to Increase from April 2017

employment law

From 06 April 2017, the employment tribunal awards and statutory payments will increase from the current rates in accordance with The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2017:

  • The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £78,962 to £80,541. In addition there is a basic award which is similar to that of a redundancy payment;
  • The maximum amount of a week’s pay used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and additional awards including compensation for certain unfair dismissal claims rises from £479 to £489;
  • The minimum amount of basic award of compensation for certain unfair dismissal claims (for example unfair dismissals for performing health and safety duties, unfair dismissals for being a Trade Union representative etc.) will increase from £5,853 to £5,970.

The new rates will apply where the effective date of termination of employment is on or after 06 April 2017.

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About the author

Stephen Jennings

Partner and Solicitor

Partner in the litigation department specialising in employment law, he is the relationship manager for many of the firm's employment clients