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Compensation limits and minimum awards to increase on 6 April 2017

Friday 24th February 2017

Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2017. The changes include:

  1. Raising the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal from £78,962 to £80,541 (or 12 months’ pay if lower); and

  2. Increasing the cap on a week’s pay from £479 to £489. This figure is used to calculate various entitlements, including the basic award and statutory redundancy pay.


All information in this update is intended for general guidance only and is not intended to be comprehensive, or to provide legal advice.