Uprated “Vento Bands” have been announced by the Presidents of Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland to account for changes in the RPI All Items Index.

The new bands will apply to any claims issued on or after 6 April 2018 and the increases from the current Vento bands are:

Band Previous New Vento Band
Lower – for lessserious cases £800 - £8,400 £900 - £8,600
Middle – for seriouscases which do not merit being in the higher band £8,400 - £25,200 £8,600 - £25,700
Upper – the mostserious cases £25,200 - £42,000 £25,700 - £42,900
Exceptional cases Over £42,000 Over £42,900

The bands will continue to be reviewed from time to time. Tribunals must have regard to the guidance of the Presidents of Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland.

Hannah Pryce comments:

“Injury to feelings awards can be made even where a claimant has suffered no financial loss. Aside from injury to feelings, successful claimants can also pursue loss of earnings and there is no cap on compensation for discrimination. Equality and diversity training is a useful tool to help minimise the risk of discrimination claims within your organisation. If you would be interested in Howes Percival's equality and diversity training, please contact a member of the team.”