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New Compensation Limits

Compensation limits in the Employment Tribunal will increase from 1st February 2012.  In particular, the statutory cap on a weeks’ pay, used for calculating Statutory Redundancy Payments, will increase from £400 to £430 and the maximum compensatory award that can be made in a successful unfair dismissal case will be increased by nearly £5,000 to £72,300.  The rate of Guarantee Payments payable where an employee has been temporarily laid off, will increase to £23.50 per day and the minimum compensatory award in unfair dismissal cases where the employee was dismissed because of health and safety or trade union activities will go up to £5,300.  These increases will apply to all Tribunal awards made from 1stFebruary 2012 onwards.   

For more information please contact Katie Williams or Lesley Rennie on 01224 632 464 or emailkatie@mackinnons.com or lesley@mackinnons.com

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