Change in current rates

In April 2019, various changes were made to a number of rates. For example:

  • Statutory maternity pay increased to £145.18 per week;
  • Statutory sick pay increased to £94.25 per week; and
  • The cap on a week’s pay when calculating statutory redundancy payments increased to £525 per week.
  • The cap on the compensatory award for an unfair dismissal claim has increased to £86,444.
  • For discrimination claims, the injury to feelings bands were updated, meaning that individuals can now claim the following:
    • Lower band (less serious cases): £900 to £8,800;
    • Middle band: £8,800 to £26,300; and
    • Upper band (most serious cases): £26,300 to £44,000