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Employment Compensation Payments

Compensation Payments   From 6 April 2017 From 6 April 2018
Limit on guarantee payments £27 £28
Limit on a week’s pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award £489 £508
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on week’s pay) £14,670 £15,240
Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only £5,970 £6,203
Maximum award for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership or activities, or collective bargaining £3,907 £4,059
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal A year’s pay subject to max cap of £80,541 A year’s pay subject to max cap of £83,682
Minimum compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union £9,118 £9,474
Contract claims (if a claim for breach of contract (eg 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

 

Family friendly Payments From 2 April 2017 Date of new rate New rate from April 2018
Statutory shared parental pay (ShPP)

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

£140.98 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 £145.18
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.

£140.98 9 April 2018 – 1 April 2019 £145.18
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.

£140.98 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019 £145.18
Statutory paternity pay (SPP)

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

£140.98 £145.18
Lower earnings limit (per week) £113 £116

 

Payment From 6 April 2017 From April 2018
Statutory sick pay £89.35 £92.05
Lower earnings limit (per week) £113 £116

 

Accommodation offset 2017 – 2018 2018 – 2019
Daily rate £6.40 £7.00
Weekly rate £44.80 £49.00

 

National Minimum Wage

Age From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2018
Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage) £7.50 an hour £7.83 an hour
Workers aged 21–24 £7.05 an hour £7.38 an hour
Development rates for workers aged 18–20 £5.60 an hour £5.90 an hour
Young workers rate for workers aged 16–17 £4.05 an hour £4.20 an hour
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in first year of the apprenticeship £3.50 an hour £3.70 an hour