Increases to compensation limits and minimum payments relating to employment matters have just been announced. The increases will take effect from 6 April 2018 and where the “appropriate date” for the particular claim, for example, the dismissal for unfair dismissal purposes, occurs on or after this date.
In accordance with the new provisions, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will be increased from £80,541 to £83,682. The statutory limit on a week’s pay will be increased from £489 to £508. Guarantee payments will increase from £27 to £28 per day.