The Vento bands (named after the Vento case) are used to calculate awards for injury to feelings in discrimination and other employment claims. The bands have increased in order to take into account changes in the Retail Price Index.

For claims presented in England and Wales on or after 6 April 2018, the following bands apply:

• Lower Band (less serious cases): £900 – £8,600

• Middle Band (for cases that do not merit an award in the upper band): £8,600 – £25,700

• Upper Band (the most severe cases): £25,700 – £42,900

• Exceptional circumstances: Awards can exceed £42,900