Type of Payment

MAXIMUM COMPENSATION

From 6 April 2019 - 5th April 2020

MAXIMUM COMPENSATION

From 6 April 2018 - 5th April 2019

Limit on a week’s pay (gross) e.g. statutory redundancy pay

£538

£525

Unfair dismissal basic award

£16,140

(20 x 538 x 1.5)
i.e. 20 years` service for those aged 41 and over (1)

£15,750

(20 x 525 x 1.5)
i.e. 20 years` service for those aged 41 and over (1)

Statutory redundancy payment

£16,140

(20 x 538 x 1.5)
i.e. 20 years` service for those aged 41 and over

£15,750

(20 x 525 x 1.5)
i.e. 20 years` service for those aged 41 and over

Unfair dismissal compensatory award

£88,519

if lower, 52 weeks’ gross pay (2)

£86,444

if lower, 52 weeks’ gross pay (2)

Unfair dismissal additional award

(Failure to comply with an order for re-instatement or re-engagement)

52 weeks’ pay, up to £27,976

(Minimum of 26 weeks’ pay or £13,988)

52 weeks’ pay, up to £27,300

(Minimum of 26 weeks’ pay or £13,650)

Guarantee pay limit for a day’s pay during short-time or temporary lay off

£30.00 a day

(subject to a maximum of 5 days or £150.00 in any 3 months)

£29.00 a day

(subject to a maximum of 5 days or £145.00 in any 3 months)

Breach of right to be accompanied

2 weeks’ pay, up to £1,076

2 weeks’ pay, up to £1,050

Breach of contract cases heard in the employment tribunal (not civil courts)

£25,000

£25,000

Failure to consult over collective redundancies

90 days’ gross pay

(no cap)

90 days’ gross pay

(no cap)

Failure to inform and/or consult over a TUPE transfer

13 weeks’ gross pay

(no cap)

13 weeks’ gross pay

(no cap)

Failure to give statement of employment particulars

4 weeks’ pay, up to £2,152

(minimum 2 weeks’ pay, up to £1,076)

4 weeks’ pay, up to £2,100

(minimum 2 weeks’ pay, up to £1,050)

Breach of flexible working regulations

8 weeks’ pay

(up to £4,304)

8 weeks’ pay

(up to £4,200)

Discrimination

Race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.

No Limit

Compensation for injury to feelings can be awarded for discrimination.

No Limit

Compensation for injury to feelings can be awarded for discrimination.

Notes

1. There is a minimum award (£6,408 from 6 April 2019) in exceptional cases – where the reason or principal reason for dismissal is trade union membership or activities; activities as a health and safety representative; duties as an occupational pension scheme trustee; functions or activities as an employee representative or candidate; or working time grounds.

2. There is no limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal where the reason or principal reason for dismissal/selection for redundancy is:

  • For reasons connected with health and safety
  • That the employee made a protected disclosure (whistleblowing)

 

Rates applicable from 1 April 2020

Rates applicable from 1 April 2019

Age 16-17

£4.55

£4.35

Age 18-20

£6.45

£6.15

Age 21-24

£8.20

£7.70

Age 25 and over

£8.72

£8.21

Accommodation off-set (maximum deduction per day from NMW where employer provides accommodation)

£8.20

£7.55

Apprentices under 19 (or over 19 during first 12 months of employment)

£4.15

£3.90

 

AMOUNT PER WEEK*

(from 6 April 2020)

AMOUNT PER WEEK*

(from 6 April 2019)

Statutory maternity pay

£151.20

£148.86

Statutory paternity pay

£151.20

£148.86

Statutory adoption pay

£151.20

£148.86

Statutory shared parental pay

£151.20

£148.86

 

AMOUNT PER WEEK

(from 6 April 2020)

AMOUNT PER WEEK

(from 6 April 2019)

Statutory sick pay (per week)   

£95.85

£94.25

Notes

* (or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower)

Redundancy Calculation

* Only full years of service are taken into account when calculating statutory redundancy entitlement (up to a maximum of 20 years).

** £538 is the current maximum weekly pay (before tax) when calculating statutory redundancy entitlement.

The redundancy payment due to each employee under the statutory redundancy payment scheme depends on his or her age and length of service (subject to a statutory limit on weekly pay).

To calculate the number of weeks pay due, you should use the following amounts:–

  • 0.5 week`s pay for each full year of service where age during year less than 22
  • 1 week`s pay for each full year of service where age during year is 22 or above, but less than 41
  • 1.5 weeks` pay for each full year of service where age during year is 41+