Annual increase to employment tribunal awards from February 2012

Annual increase to employment tribunal awards from February 2012

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Author: Kevin McCavish

The limits on awards in the employment tribunal will rise from 1 February in line with inflation.

Tribunal compensation limits will increase by 5.6% to reflect the increase in the Retail Prices Index as at September 2011.

This means that the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal claims will rise from £68,400 to £72,300.

The limit on a week's pay will rise from £400 to £430 which means that the maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payments will increase from £12,000 to £12,900.

The new limits will only apply in dismissal cases where the effective date of termination is on or after 1 February 2012.