Employment Matters March 2019
DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.
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.
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.
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|
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.