New tribunal award limits come into force

The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £68,400 to £72,300 on 1 February 2012. 

Other changes coming into force on the same date through the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011 (SI 2011/3006) include:

  • an increase in the maximum amount of a "week's pay" for the purposes of calculating a basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal or redundancy payment from £400 to £430; and
  • an increase in the maximum amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day from £22.20 to £23,50. 

The new limits are applicable where the event that gives rise to the award or payment occurs on or after 1 February 2012. 


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Award limits and amounts payable under employment legislation from 1 February 2011 XpertHR's quick reference section has the current rates.