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The usual annual increase to Tribunal compensation and ‘Vento’ bands (for injury to feelings) awards has taken place.

These increases are effective from 6 April 2023.

Increases to Employment Tribunal compensation

The increase applies to dismissals taking place on or after 6 April 2023.  (In cases where the date of termination falls before 6 April 2023, the old limits continue to apply). For more detail on the nature of this award and that of bands for injury to feelings awards (more below) please see here.

These changes are made to reflect the increase in the retail prices index (RPI) of 12.6% from September 2021 to September 2022. 

Statutory week’s pay: This increases from £571 to £643. (It is used to calculate statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal).

Compensatory award: The maximum award for unfair dismissal increases from £93,878 to £105,707. 

Basic award: The minimum basic award for certain automatically unfair dismissals increases from £6,959 to £7,836.

Increase to ‘Vento’ (Injury to feelings) bands 

For claims presented from 6 April 2023 the ranges for injury to feelings awards in discrimination cases (depending on severity) are: 

  • £1,100 to £11,200 for the lower band, which applies to less serious discrimination cases;
  • £11,200 to £33,700 for the middle band;
  • £33,700 to £56,200 for the upper band, which applies to the most serious discrimination cases; and
  • £56,200 and above for the most exceptional cases.
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