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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
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