New award limits come into force in Northern Ireland

Implementation date: 13 February 2011

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (SR 2011/30) increases the limits on certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation in Northern Ireland. The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award rises from £65,300 to £68,400 and the maximum amount of a week's pay for the purpose of calculating the basic and additional awards for unfair dismissal increases from £380 to £400. The rise in the limits applies where the event that gives rise to the award or payment occurs on or after 13 February 2011. The Order can be viewed on the UK legislation website.