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From 6th April 2015, the Government will increase the amount of compensation payable for the following employee pay related legal matters:

Statutory week of pay limit

  • The cap for a statutory week of pay will increase from £464 to a maximum of £475.

Unfair dismissal compensatory award limit

  • The cap for unfair dismissal compensatory awards will increase from £76,574 to £78,335 (or the equivalent of 52 weeks’ gross pay, if lower than this figure).

Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and redundancy payment

  • The cap for a basic award for unfair dismissal will become £14,250, which is the same as the limit for a statutory redundancy payment.

Statutory sick pay amount

  • April 6th will also see a rise in statutory sick pay, from £87.55 per week to £88.45 per week.

Legal advice: pay limits and unfair dismissal

For advice about pay limits and employee entitlements in relation to pay or unfair dismissal, contact a member of our Employment Law team. Bray & Bray have three main offices across Leicestershire, feel free to phone or pop in to talk to our solicitors.