Limits on tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from 6 April 2019

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Limits on tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from 6 April 2019

Published 14 March 2019

From 6 April 2019, the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £83,682 to £86,444.
The maximum amount of a week's pay, which is used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and various awards, including the basic and additional awards for unfair dismissal, will rise from £508 to £525.

THE FACTS

Legislation has been laid before Parliament which will increase compensation limits for certain tribunal awards and other statutory payments from 6 April 2019. The increases are set out below.

Compensation limit
Current figure
From 6 April 2019
Maximum limit on a week's pay £508 £525
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal £83,682 £86,444
Minimum basic award for certain unfair dismissals (dismissals for reasons of trade union membership or activities, health and safety duties, pension scheme trustee duties or acting as an employee representative or workforce representative) £6,203 £6,408

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR EMPLOYERS?

Employers should take the revised limits into account when considering dismissals where the effective date of termination will fall on or after 6 April 2019.

 

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Ceri Fuller

Ceri Fuller

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Zoë Wigan

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