Consultation on Vento bands

Close date: 25 August 2017

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (in England and Wales, and Scotland) consult on Vento band guidelines to assist employment tribunals to determine the appropriate compensation for injury to feelings. The consultation seeks views on whether or not the measure for the rate of inflation used to uprate the Vento bands should be the retail prices index (RPI).

The proposed new bands for injury to feelings (adjusted to 18 July 2017) are:

  • lower band: £1,000 to £8,000;
  • middle band: £8,000 to £25,000; and
  • upper band: £25,000 to £42,000.

The new bands would be uprated every 12 months without further consultation.

Consultation document: Consultation
Consultation outcome: Response to judicial consultation