The Regulations increase the permitted weekly limit a person can earn, while still being treated as having limited or no capability for work the purposes of employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit and other benefits.
The Regulations amend the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986, which contain a list of diseases for which industrial injuries benefit is payable.
The Regulations amend the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996 (SI 1996/207) on account of the introduction of the employment programme known as the Flexible New Deal and the attendance by jobseeker’s allowance claimants at a back to work session.
The Order increases the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals and other amounts payable under employment legislation. The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £63,000 to £66,200. The maximum amount of "a week's pay" for the purpose of calculating basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal or redundancy payment increases from £330 to £350.
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