Maximum Employment Tribunal Award Changes

Beginning today (April 6, 2017) the maximum employment tribunal award limits as well as other amounts payable under UK Employment Law are increased.

Summary of Key Changes

One week’s pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal awards rose from £479 to £489.

Maximum Employment Tribunal Award Changes

  • Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and maximum statutory redundancy pay rose from £14,370 to £14,670.
  • Unfair dismissal compensatory award rose from £78,962 to £80.541.
  • These two changes combine to raise maximum award for an unfair dismissal from £93,332 to £95,211.

And, as outlined previously, changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage go into effect today.

  • National Living Wage for workers 25 and over is now £7.50.
  • National Minimum Wage for workers between 21 and 24 years old is £7.05.
  • National Minimum Wage for 18-20-year-olds rose to £5.60 per hour.
  • National Minimum Wage for 16-17-year-olds rose to £4.05 per hour.
  • National Minimum Wage for apprentices younger than 19 (or over 19 in their first year of apprenticeship) rose to £3.50 per hour.
  • Statutory Sick Pay is now £89.35.
  • Family Friendly Statutory Pay is now £140.98 (this change went into effect 2 April).

Should you have any questions feel free to reach out to our help line. DLP advisors are available to answer any questions you may have at 0330 400 4495.

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