The Law at Work

Awards and limits

Compensation


Maximum guarantee payments:

 

  • From 6 April 2018: £28 a day (maximum £140, five days in any three-month period)

  • From 6 April 2019: £29 a day (maximum £145, five days in any three-month period)
     

Maximum week's pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award:

 

  • From 6 April 2018: £508

  • From 6 April 2019: £525 
     

Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment:

 

  • From 6 April 2018: £15,240 (30 weeks' pay subject to the limit on a week's pay)

  • From 6 April 2019: £15,750 (30 weeks' pay subject to the limit on a week's pay) 


Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only:

  • From 6 April 2018: £6,203

  • From 6 April 2019: £6,408 
     

Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal (unlimited for certain automatically unfair dismissals, for example, health and safety or whistleblowing):

 

  • From 6 April 2018: £83,682

  • From 6 April 2019: £86,444 
     

Additional award for failure to comply with reinstatement or re-engagement order:

 

  • From 6 April 2018: £13,208 - £26,416 (26-52 weeks' pay maximum)

  • From 6 April 2019: £13,650 - £27,300 (26-52 weeks' pay maximum)
     

Minimum compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union:
 

  • From 6 April 2018: £9,474

  • From 6 April 2019: £9,787 

 

Failure to allow right to be accompanied correctly:
 

  • From 6 April 2018: £1,016 (two weeks' pay capped at the statutory amount)

  • From 6 April 2019: £1,050 (two weeks' pay capped at the statutory amount)

 

Failure to give written statement of particulars:
 

  • From 6 April 2018: £1,016 or £2,032 (two or four weeks' pay capped at the statutory amount)

  • From 6 April 2019: £1,050 or £2,100 (two or four weeks' pay capped at the statutory amount)

 

Flexible working regulations:
 

  • From 6 April 2018: £4,064 (eight weeks' pay capped at the statutory amount)

  • From 6 April 2019: £4,200 (eight weeks’ pay capped at the statutory amount)

 

Family friendly payments
 

Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
 

First six weeks – 90 per cent of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the following rates:
 

  • From 1 April 2018: £145.18 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

  • From 7 April 2019: £148.68 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
     

Statutory adoption pay (SAP)
 

First six weeks – 90 per cent of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the following rates:

 

  • From 1 April 2018: £145.18 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

  • From 7 April 2019: £148.68 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
     

Statutory paternity pay (SPP)


Paid for two weeks.
 

  • From 1 April 2018: £145.18 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

  • From 7 April 2019: £148.68 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

 

Statutory shared parental leave pay
 

  • From 1 April 2018: £145.18 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

  • From 7 April 2019: £148.68 or 90 per cent of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.

 

Statutory sick pay
 

  • From 6 April 2018: £92.05

  • From 6 April 2019: £94.25 

 

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage
 

From 1 April 2018:

 

  • Workers aged 25 and over: £7.83 an hour (National Living Wage)

  • Workers aged 21-24: £7.38 an hour

  • Development rate for workers aged 18-20: £5.90 an hour

  • Young workers rate for workers aged 16-17: £4.20 an hour

  • Apprentice rate: £3.70 an hour

 

From 1 April 2019:
 

  • Workers aged 25 and over: £8.21 an hour (National Living Wage)

  • Workers aged 21-24: £7.70 an hour

  • Development rate for workers aged 18-20: £6.15 an hour

  • Young workers rate for workers aged 16-17: £4.35 an hour

  • Apprentice rate: £3.90 an hour


Redundancy pay
 

For details of statutory redundancy payments and guaranteed pay see the Compensation limits listed above.
 

The GOV.UK website has an interactive tool here to help calculate redundancy pay.
 

Gavin Booth

The Law at Work

19 Etive Court

Cumbernauld

Lanarkshire

Scotland

G67 4JA

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