The Government has confirmed that the change to the cap on the unfair dismissal award will apply from 29 July 2013 (subject to parliamentary apprioval for the draft statutory instrument). The maximum compensatory award which a tribunal will be able to award will be the lower of the cap set annually (currently £74,000) and 12 months’ pay.

The Government has also published its response to consultation over how Acas early conciliation will work, and a call for evidence on the framework of whistleblowing laws. Further details can be found here.