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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Increase to Compensation Limits and Tribunal Awards

Date: Wednesday 01 March 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:

&bull, The compensatory award cap for claims of unfair dismissal increases from £,78,962 to £,80,541.

&bull, 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.

&bull, Guarantee payments payable to an employee per day, increase from £,26 to £,27.

&bull, The statutory limit on a week&rsquo,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.