In April 2009 the government announced an increase to the ceiling on a week's pay used to calculate statutory redundancy payment from £350 to £380 (see e-bulletin). It has now confirmed that the increase will apply from 1 October and will apply to all relevant statutory compensation, including the unfair dismissal basic award (increasing the maximum from £10,500 to £11,400). The usual February increase to this cap will not be made in 2010.