Employment Rates and Tables

Statutory payments for time off work

(Each week) Apr 18 Apr 19
Maternity/adoption pay prescribed rate (max) £145.18 £148.68
Paternity pay (max) £145.18 £148.68
Shared parental pay (max) £145.18 £148.68
Statutory sick pay £92.05 £94.25
Lower earnings limit £116.00 £118.00

National minimum wage

(Each week) 1st Apr 17 1st Apr 18 1st Apr 19
Apprentices1 £3.50 £3.70 £3.90
Age 16-17 £4.05 £4.20 £4.35
Age 18-20 £5.60 £5.90 £6.15
Age 21-24 £7.05 £7.38 £7.70
National Living Wage (25+) £7.50 £7.83 £8.21

Compensation limits

(Maximum unless stated) 6th Apr 18 6th Apr 19
Week’s pay £508 £525
Statutory redundancy payment: up to 30 weeks’ pay £15,240 £15,750
Unfair dismissal basic award: up to 30 weeks’ pay £15,240 £15,750
Unfair dismissal compensatory award ² £83,682 £86,444
Automatically unfair dismissal basic award (min) ³ £6,203 £6,408
Discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010 Unlimited Unlimited
Failure to reinstate or re-engage: 26-52 weeks’ pay £13,208 to £26,416 £13,650 to £27,300
Breach of right to be accompanied: up to 2 weeks’ pay £1,016 £1,050
Breach of flexible working regulations: up to 8 weeks’ pay £4,064 £4,200
Failure to give written particulars of employment:
2 or 4 weeks’ pay
£1,016 or £2,032 £1,050 or £2,100
Breach of contract claim in employment tribunal £25,000 £25,000
Failure to inform or consult: collective redundancy ⁴ 90 days’ pay 90 days’ pay
Failure to inform or consult: TUPE transfer ⁵ 13 weeks’ pay 13 weeks’ pay
Guarantee payment (each day) £28 £29
Guarantee payment (in any 3 months) £140 £145
  1. If under 19 or in the first year of apprenticeship (otherwise refer to age bands) or discrimination contrary to the Equity Act 2010.
  2. Maximum compensatory award is lower of statutory limit of 52 weeks’ actual gross pay at the time of dismissal. Limit does not apply where reason for dismissal or redundancy selection is carrying out health and safety activities, making a protected disclosure or for discrimination contrary to Equality Act 2010.
  3. Dismissals for reasons of trade union membership or activities, or acting as a health and safety representative, employee rep, work force rep or pension scheme trustee.
  4. Actual gross pay (limit on a weeks’ pay does not apply).
  5. Actual gross pay (limit on a weeks’ pay does not apply).

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