compensation limits have been set by the Government for unfair dismissals and will come into force from February 2013.
- The limit on compensation for unfair dismissal will be raised to 74,200 from
- The limit on a week's pay, used to
calculate redundancy payments or for unfair dismissal compensation will go up to 450 from 430 pounds.
- Minimum basic awards have also been raised. They have risen to 5,500 from 5,300
pounds for unfair dismissal or selection for redundancy on grounds related to union membership or activities, as well as dismissals
for health and safety cases, and those concerning employee representatives and trustees of occupational pension schemes.
- The minimum compensation for individuals excluded or expelled from a union
and not admitted or re-admitted by the date of a tribunal application has risen to 8,400 from 8,100 pounds.
The new rates apply to cases in which the events
leading to a claim happen on or after 1 February 2013