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Tribunal compensation limits increase

April 2024

From 6 April 2024, new increased compensation limits for employment tribunal claims will come into force under the provisions of the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2024.

The changes are as follows:

  • maximum amount of a week’s pay (used for calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the unfair dismissal basic award): £700 (increased from £643)
  • limit on amount of unfair dismissal compensatory award: £115,115 (increased from £105,707)
  • minimum amount of unfair dismissal basic award for trade union, health and safety, working time representative, pension scheme trustee and employee representative dismissals: £8,533 (increased from £7,836)
  • minimum amount for unlawful exclusion or expulsion from trade union: £13,032 (increased from £11,967)
  • maximum guarantee payment per day: £38 (increased from £35)
  • amount for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership/activities or collective bargaining: £5,584 (increased from £5,128)

With effect in respect of claims presented on or after 6 April 2024, the Presidential Guidance on the Vento bands for making awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims is being amended by a Seventh Addendum which increases the bands to:

  • £1,200 to £11,700 for the lower band—less serious cases (previously £1,100 to £11,200)
  • £11,700 to £35,200 for the middle band (previously£11,200 to £33,700)
  • £35,200 to £58,700 for the upper band—the most serious cases (previously £33,700 to £56,200)
  • £58,700 and above for the most exceptional cases (previously £56,200 and above)