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Rates & Limits for Employers

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Compensation Limits
Payment LimitsFrom 6 April 2018
Limit on a week’s pay£508 (max)
Unfair dismissal compensatory award£83,682(max)*
Statutory redundancy pay/unfair dismissal basic award£15,240 (max)
Unfair dismissal basic award (certain dismissals only)ף6,203(min)
Guarantee payment£28 (max each day)
£135 (max in any 3 months)
Failure to inform or consult over TUPE transfer13 weeks’ pay (max)†
Failure to inform or consult over collective redundancy90 days’ pay (max)†
Breach of contract claim in employment tribunal£25,000 (max)


* Statutory limit does not apply where the reason for unfair dismissal or redundancy selection was whistleblowing or carrying out health and safety activities.
◊ Dismissals for reasons of trade union membership or activities or acting as a health and safety representative, employee representative, workforce representative or pension scheme trustee.
† Statutory limit on a week’s pay does not apply.

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption
PaymentFrom 1 April 2018
Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay (prescribed rate)£145.18 (max each week)
PaymentFrom 6 April 2018
Statutory sick pay£92.05 (each week)
National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
Category of WorkerFrom 1 April 2018
Age 21+£7.38 (hourly)
Age 18-20£5.90 (hourly)
Age 16-17£4.20 (hourly)
Apprentices (if under 19 or in first year of apprenticeship)£3.70(hourly)
Category of WorkerFrom 1 April 2018
National Living Wage – Age 25+£7.83 (hourly)

The information on this page is correct at the time of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and we recommend you contact a Lodders’ solicitor before taking any action.

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