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Employment Tribunal award limits increased

Subject: Employment law/Termination of employment


Section 34(2) Employment Relations Act 1999 requires that the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals, and other sums payable under employment legislation be adjusted by reference to change  the retail prices index.

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2020 (SI 2020 No. 205) increases, from 6th April 2020, the awards as specified in the Schedule which include among others:

*          Maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy         payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal: from £525 to £538

*          Limit on amount of compensatory award for unfair dismissal: from £86,444 to 88,519.


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