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Rates & Limits for Employers

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Compensation Limits
Payment Limits From 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)◊ £6,203(min)
Guarantee payment £28 (max each day)
£135 (max in any 3 months)
Failure to inform or consult over TUPE transfer 13 weeks’ pay (max)†
Failure to inform or consult over collective redundancy 90 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
Payment From 1 April 2018
Statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay (prescribed rate) £145.18 (max each week)
Payment From 6 April 2018
Statutory sick pay £92.05 (each week)
National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage
Category of Worker From 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 Worker From 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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