Annual Inflation-linked Changes in ET Awards


The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2024, which details the annual inflation-linked changes in limits on the compensation amounts that can be awarded by an Employment Tribunal (ET), has now come into effect. The new rates apply where the appropriate date falls on or after 6 April 2024.

The main changes are:

  • The maximum amount of a week’s pay for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment, or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal, increases from £643 to £700. The maximum award of an employee’s statutory redundancy pay therefore increases from £19,290 to £21,000;
  • The minimum amount of compensation where an individual is found to have been unlawfully excluded or expelled from a trade union increases from £11,967 to £13,032; and
  • The statutory maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £105,707 to £115,115.

There is no statutory cap on the amount an ET can award in discrimination cases.

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