New award limits come into force

Implementation date: 1 February 2012

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011 (SI 2011/3006) increases the limits on certain employment tribunal awards and other amounts payable under employment legislation. The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award rises from £68,400 to £72,300 and the maximum amount of a week's pay for the purpose of calculating a statutory redundancy payment and the basic and additional awards for unfair dismissal increases from £400 to £430. The rise in the limits applies where the event that gives rise to the award or payment occurs on or after 1 February 2012. The Order can be viewed on the UK legislation website.
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