The government has announced increases to statutory rates, tribunal award caps,  NI thresholds, the National Living wage and the National Minimum wage from April this year.

 

Compensation Limits

Payments From 6 April 2020 From 6 April 2019
Limit on guarantee payments £30 £29
Limit on a week’s pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award £538 £525
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on week’s pay £16,140 £15,750
Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only £6,562 £6,408
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal £88,519 £86,444
Minimum compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union £10,022 £9,787
Contract claims (if a claim for breach of contract (e.g. wrongful dismissal) is brought in an employment tribunal, compensation is capped at £25,000. If the claim is for more than £25,000, it can be made in the county court or high court £25,000 £25,000

 

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Family-friendly payments

Payments From 6 April 2020 From 6 April 2019

Statutory shared parental pay (ShPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

£151.20 £148.68

Statutory maternity pay (SMP)

First six weeks – 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

£151.20 £148.68

Statutory adoption pay (SAP)

First six weeks – 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

£151.20 £148.68

Statutory paternity pay (SPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

£151.20 £148.68

 

National minimum wage

Age From 1st April 2020 From 1st April 2019
Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage) ££7.50 an hour£7.50 an hour £8.72 an hour £8.21 an hour
Workers aged 21–24 £8.20 an hour £7.70 an hour
Development rates for workers aged 18–20 £6.45 an hour £6.15 an hour
Young workers rate for workers aged 16–17 £4.55 an hour £4.35 an hour
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in first year of the apprenticeship £4.15 an hour £3.90 an hour