The annual increases in compensation will take effect on 6 April 2016. The most notable changes are as follows:
- The limit on a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal has increased from £475 to £479.
- The maximum statutory redundancy payment and basic award for unfair dismissal has increased from £14,250 to £14,370.
- The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal has increased from £78,335 to £78,962.
- The maximum total compensation for unfair dismissal has increased from £92,585 to £93,332 (i.e. the aggregate of the maximum basic and compensatory awards).
The new rates apply where the event giving rise to the compensation (such as the termination of employment) occurs on or after 6 April 2016.