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Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal Awards Go Up

Posted: Friday, 4 January 2019 @ 13:43

From 6 April 2016 the maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay and the limit on the amount employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal increase, under new legislation just published.


The weekly pay is subject to a maximum amount. From 6 April 2016, this is £479, increasing from £475.

Therefore the top award of statutory redundancy pay also increases from £14,250 to £14,370.

For those of you contemplating unfair dismissal, the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal is also rising to £78,962 from £78,335.

The rise in the unfair dismissal award applies where the effective date of termination is on or after 6 April 2016.

This is all relatively small beer for the employee/ prospective Claimant but as they say, every little helps.