New compensation rates announced

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06 January 2012

It has been announced that the new maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £68,400 to £72,300.  This will apply where the effective date of termination occurs on or after 1 February 2012.

The maximum amount of a week’s pay used, for example, when calculating the basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payments, will increase from £400 to £430.

If you would like more information, or specific advice, on the impact of this announcement, please contact Roger Bull on 0117 939 2000 or email, or contact the lawyer at Burges Salmon with whom you usually deal.

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