Blog

You Are Here:

Tribunal Award Limits Raised

Posted on | Posted in Unfair Dismissal

From 1 February 2012, the limits on certain Tribunal awards, and other amounts payable under the relevant employment legislation, will be increased. These new limits have been set by the recently published Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011 SI 2011/3006. The new limits apply where the event giving rise to compensation or payment occurs on or after 1 February 2012. Therefore where a dismissal or relevant event occurs before this date, the old limits will still apply, irrespective of the date on which compensation is awarded. So where an individual is found to have been unfairly dismissed, with their effective date of termination being 29 January 2012, they will be unable to benefit from the higher compensatory award for unfair dismissal. The Tribunal will cap their potential compensation at the old limit.


The changes that are due to take place from 1 February 2012 are as follows:

·         The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase to £72,300 from £68,400.
·         The minimum basic award in cases where the dismissal was unfair by virtue of health and safety, employee representative,   trade union, or occupational pension trustee reasons will increase to £5,300 from £5,000.
·         The limit on the amount of a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal, will increase to £430 from £400.

·        Guarantee pay increases from the rate of £22.20 a day to £23.50 a day.

·       The maximum award for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership or activities or for unlawful inducement relating to collective bargaining will increase to £3,500 from £3,300.

·       The minimum amount of compensation for an individual excluded or expelled from a union in contravention of the relevant legislation, and who is not then re-admitted by the date of the Tribunal application, will increase to £8,100 from £7,600.
Whilst these limits are reviewed annually, they are not always all subject to alterations or even increases. For instance in February 2010 the maximum compensatory award in unfair dismissal cases was decreased to £65,300 from £66,200. This was due to a fall in the Retail Prices Index (RPI). Also in February 2010, there was no change to the limit on a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating the basic award for unfair dismissal. This limit had been increased to £380 in October 2009 and did not rise again until February 2011. The increase in limits for 2012 is said to reflect an RPI increase of 5.6% in the year ending September 2011.

Provided by Brabners Chaffe http://www.brabnerschaffestreet.com/about/

0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Posts
25 Jul 2018

Educate employers about benefits of older workers

The latest report from the Government’s Women and Equalities Committee says older workers still face discrimination and the recruitment industry’s ‘failure to take more robust action has a significant impact on (their) ability to access work’. Maxine Hart, our Operations Director, has something to say. Valuing best practice The report is pretty damning stuff. But[…..]

Latest Posts
28 Jun 2018

Feeling hot, hot, hot?

Isn’t the weather glorious.  I don’t think anything beats a British heatwave.  It reminds of just how beautiful our country can be.  Granted, it would be more enjoyable if we weren’t all stuck in the office! So, how can we office workers stay cool in office? Here’s a few tips! If you’re luck enough to[…..]

Latest Posts
26 Jun 2018

Here’s what happened when we took on an apprentice…

A little over 18 months ago, we decided it was time to try something new.  Finding people jobs in Basingstoke and surrounding areas, Wote Street People has always grown organically, but after a stagnant 12 months we wanted to initiate a change. How were we going to do this?  Do we just wait for the[…..]

Latest Posts
07 Jun 2018

Proud of our community champion and awards finalist

Maxine Hart, Operations Director at Wote Street People, made the finals of the recent Place to Be Proud of Awards, nominated alongside Lamb Brooks Solicitors and The Champion Group in the Business and the Community category. Following a public vote, Champion was announced as the winner at a ceremony on 6th June at the Haymarket[…..]

Latest Posts
29 May 2018

How to get a summer job in Basingstoke

Whether you’re back in Basingstoke for the summer or you’ve recently left school or college, getting a summer job is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn funds – it can’t be all work and no play! What type of summer job could you get? Hospitality & Events, Production Line, Warehouse, Admin,[…..]