• Compensatory limits will again increase. The new limits will apply to dismissals and detriments occurring on or after 6 April 2016. The table below sets out the new limits. It is likely that the figures shown in the last line will be of most interest, namely the increase in the amount of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy payments which will increase from £475 to £479.

    Relevant Statutory Provision Subject of Provision Old Limit New Limit
    Section 145E(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Amount of award for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership or activities, or for unlawful inducement relating to collective bargaining.  £3,800  £3,830
    Section 156(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act1992 Minimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of sections 152(1) or 153 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act1992.  £5,807  £5,853
    Section 176(6A) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act1992 Minimum amount of compensation where individual excluded or expelled from union in contravention of section 174 of the 1992 Act and not admitted or readmitted by date of tribunal application. £8,868 £8,939
    Section 31(1) of the Employment Rights Act1996 Limit on amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day.  £26.00  £26.00
    Section 120(1) of the Employment Rights Act1996 Minimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of sections 100(1)(a) and (b), 101A(d), 102(1) or 103 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.  £5,807  £5,853
    Section 124(1ZA)(a) of the Employment Rights Act1996 Limit on amount of compensatory award for unfair dismissal. £78,335 £78,962
    Paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 186(1) of the Employment Rights Act1996 Limit on amount in respect of any one week payable to an employee in respect of a debt to which Part 12 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 applies and which is referable to a period of time.   £475   £479
    8 Section 227(1) of the Employment Rights Act1996 Maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal   £475   £479

     

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