Compensation Limits Increase

Posted on February 16, 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2015 will increase the compensation limits and minimum awards that apply to a range of employment claims where the ‘appropriate date’ for cause of action (such as dismissal) takes place on or after 6 April 2015.

The main changes are that the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal is raised from £76,574 to £78,335 and the limit on a week’s pay rises to £475 from £464. This is in line with the RPI measure of inflation of 2.3% as at September 2014.