Change in rates from 6 April 2019

22 May 2019 Employment Law

Unfair Dismissal

The cap on unfair dismissal compensatory awards was increased from £83,682 to £86,444.

Discrimination

The Vento Guidelines have been increased in discrimination cases.  The new bands are:

  • Lower band: £900 - £8,800
  • Mid-band: £8,800 - £26,300
  • Higher band £26,300 - £44,000.

Sick Pay

From 6 April 2019 SSP has increased to £94.25 from £92.05 per week.

Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage has increased from £8.21 per hour from £7.83 from 1 April 2019.

Gender Pay Gap by 6 April 2019

All employers with more than 250 employees will be required to publish official reports on their pay gap along with an explanation, especially if there are any glaring disparities.