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05/03/2013 - Employment Rates 2013-2014

The below rates and limits are based on those applicable from 1 October 2012, 1 February 2013 and April 2013 respectively.

Compensation Limits - (1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014)

Limit on a week's pay £450 (max.)
Statutory Redundancy / Unfair Dismissal Basic Award £13,500 (max.)
Unfair Dismissal Compensatory Award £74,200 (max.)
Unfair Dismissal Additional Award £11,700 - £23,400
Breach of Contract (where claimed in the Employment Tribunal) £25,000 (max.)
Failure to give Statement of Employment Particulars £900 - £1,800
Refusal of Right to be Accompanied £900 (max.)
Failure over Collective Redundancy 90 days' gross pay (max.)
Failure over a TUPE Transfer 13 weeks' gross pay (max.)
Breach of Flexible Working £3,600 (max
Refusal of Employment on Union Membership Grounds £74,200 (max

An unreasonable failure to follow the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance can result in an uplift (or reduction) in compensation of up to 25%.

Where dismissal is for carrying out health and safety activities, making a protected disclosure or being selected for redundancy for one of these reasons, the cap on unfair dismissal claims is removed.

National Minimum Wage - (1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013)

Apprentice £2.65 per hour
Age 16-17 (Young Workers) £3.68 per hour
Age 18-20 (Development) £4.98 per hour
Age 21+ (Standard Adult) £6.19 per hour
Accommodation Offset £4.82 per day

Payments for Time off Work - (From April 2013)

Statutory Maternity Pay (Prescribed Rate) £136.78 per week
Statutory Paternity Pay (Prescribed Rate) £136.78 per week
Statutory Adoption Pay (Prescribed Rate) £136.78 per week
Statutory Sick Pay (6 April 2013 to 5 April 2014) £86.70 per week

Rates correct as at 26.02.2013

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