The government has published the new compensation limits on tribunal awards and other payments under employment legislation that will apply from 1 February 2009. The key changes are that:

  • the limit on a week's pay will increase from £330 to £350;
  • the maximum basic award and the maximum amount of the statutory redundancy payment, therefore, will increase from £9,900 to £10,500;
  • the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £63,000 to £66,200; and
  • guarantee pay increases from £20.40 to £21.50 per day.