The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2016 (SI 2016/288) (the Order) and will come into force on 6th April 2016.
In cases involving dismissal, the new figures will apply where the effective date of termination ( www.practicallaw.com/8-200-3192) falls on or after 6 April 2016.
Article 4 of the Order preserves the limits in force under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 (SI 2015/226) in relation to cases where the effective date of termination falls before 6 April 2015.
|Compensation limit||Current figure||From 6 April 2016|
|Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal||£78,335||£78,962|
|Maximum limit on a week’s pay||£475||£479|
|Minimum basic award for certain unfair dismissals (dismissals for reasons of trade union membership or activities, health and safety duties, pension scheme trustee duties or acting as an employee representative or workforce representative)||£5,807||£5,853|
Employers who have queries regarding the above should contact Sally Morris at email@example.com or on 01905 734032.