The annual increase in the statutory compensation limits have now been announced and the main changes are:
- The maximum for a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating a redundancy payment or the basic award in unfair dismissal cases is £475 (previously £464)
- The maximum for the compensatory award in unfair dismissal cases is £78,335 (previously £76,574)
- The maximum statutory redundancy payment and basic award will therefore be £14,250 (previously £13,920)
The increases apply where the event giving rise to the entitlement to compensation such as redundancy or dismissal, occurs on or after 6 April 2015.
The amount of these potential awards now makes it even more appealing for employees to make tribunal claims so employers should always ensure that they take legal advice before firing employees. Having concrete policies and procedures in place is a vital starting point in defending any potential claim. Please get in touch to discuss your business requirements on 01892 525 353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.