New compensation limits in force from 6 April 2017
It’s time to get ready for the annual compensation increases which take effect from 6 April and make sure your redundancy calculations are correct. The unfair dismissal limit just edges over £80,000 and we set out the main changes below for you to keep handy.
> An increase to the limit on compensation for unfair dismissal from £78,962 to £80,541
> The limit on a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal, will increase from £479 to £489
> Guarantee pay will increase from £26 to £27 per day
> The minimum basic award in cases where a dismissal is unfair by virtue of health and safety, employee representative, trade union, or occupational pension trustee reasons will increase from £5,853 to £5,970.