Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits Increase From 6 April 2024

Increase in tribunal limits April 2024


Individuals bringing employment tribunal claims in the UK will see a notable increase in the maximum compensation they can be awarded.

Under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2024, the following limits will apply from 6 April 2024:


Maximum compensatory award

The maximum compensatory award rises from £105,707 to £115,115, allowing individuals to potentially recover higher compensation for losses suffered due to unfair dismissal, discrimination, or other employment tribunal claims.


Limit on a week’s pay

The limit on a week’s pay is increasing from £643 to £700, impacting calculations for various awards, including basic awards for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payments.


Maximum basic award

For some types of unfair dismissal claims, the minimum basic award is increasing from £7,836 to £8,533.


Statutory guarantee pay

The daily statutory guarantee payment for employees laid off or subjected to short-time working increases from £35 to £38.


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The increased potential costs should incentivise employers to maintain fair practices and avoid actions leading to successful tribunal claims. For specialist advice, contact us.

Last updated: 28 February 2024


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