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Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards


Date: 01-Mar-2017

The annual increases to compensation limits and minimum awards that are payable under employment legislation have just been announced, and will take effect from 6 April 2017; they include:

The compensatory award cap for claims of unfair dismissal increases from £78,962 to £80,541.
The minimum basic compensatory award where dismissal is unfair by virtue of health and safety, trade union, employee representative, or occupational pension reasons increases from £5,853 to £5,970.
Guarantee payments payable to an employee per day, increase from £26 to £27.
The statutory limit on a week’s pay to an employee for the purposes of calculating redundancy payments and for various other awards, including the basic or additional award in unfair dismissal claims, will increase from £479 to £489.

Where claims have been raised prior to 6 April 2017 and/or the relevant act or omission complained of occurred before 6 April 2017, the EXISTING rates will continue to apply regardless of when compensation is awarded.


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