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Below, we have compiled a useful list of the latest updates to employment tribunal limits and other rate changes coming into force from April 2023. 

Increases in statutory payments and maximum Employment Tribunal awards

Injury to feelings award

Date claim presented

Lower band

Middle band

Top band

6 April 2023 – 5 April 2024

£1,100 - £11,200

£11,200 - £33,700

£33,700 - £56,200

6 April 2022 – 5 April 2023

£990 – £9,900

£9,900 – £29,600

£29,600 – £49,300

Unfair Dismissal

 

Maximum (Basic Award)

6 April 2023-5 April 2024

 

£19,290

6 April 2022-5 April 2023

£17,130

 

Statutory cap (Compensatory Award)

6 April 2023-5 April 2024

£105,707

6 April 2022-5 April 2023

£93,878

Redundancy

The limit on a week’s pay will increase to £643 from its current rate of £571 (this is used to calculate statutory redundancy and other payments)

Increases in SSP, SMP and other statutory benefits

Statutory Maternity Pay

 

SMP: prescribed rate (each week)

Maximum period

10 April 2023 – 9 April 2024

£172.48

33 weeks

3 April 2022 – 9 April 2023

£156.66

33 weeks

Statutory Adoption Pay

 

SAP: prescribed rate (each week)

Maximum period

10 April 2023 – 9 April 2024

172.48

33 weeks

3 April 2022 – 9 April 2023

£156.66

33 weeks

Statutory Paternity Pay

 

SPP: prescribed rate (each week)

Maximum period

10 April 2023 – 9 April 2024

£172.48

Two weeks ordinary paternity pay

3 April 2022 - 9 April 2023

£156.66

Two weeks ordinary paternity pay

Shared Parental Pay

 

ShPP: prescribed rate (each week)

Maximum period

3 April 2023 – 2 April 2024

£172.48

39 weeks, less any weeks spent by the child's mother or adopter in receipt of SMP, MA or SAP

3 April 2022 – 2 April 2023

£156.66

39 weeks, less any weeks spent by the child's mother or adopter in receipt of SMP, MA or SAP

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

 

SPBP: prescribed rate (each week)

Maximum period

10 April 2023 – 9 April 2024

£172.48

2 weeks

3 April 2022 – 9 April 2023

£156.66

2 weeks

Statutory Sick Pay

Sick days between

SSP rate (each week)

10 April 2023 - 9 April 2024

£109.40

6 April 2022 - 9 April 2023

£99.35

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage

From 1 April 2023 the new hourly rates for National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage are:

  • For Apprentices – £5.28, increased from £4.81
  • For ages 16-17 – £5.28, increased from £4.81
  • For ages 18-20 – £7.49, increased from £6.83
  • For ages 21-22 – £10.18, increased from £9.18
  • National Living Wage (ages 23+) – £10.42, increased from £9.50

Contact our employment law solicitors

If you require legal advice relating to the latest changes or have another employment matter to discuss, please complete the form below to contact our team and one of our solicitors will be in touch with you. 

Key Contacts

Debbie Coyne

Debbie Coyne

Employment Law Senior Associate Solicitor


Debbie is a Senior Associate in the Employment team who regularly attends our offices in Altrincham, Warrington and Chester.  She is recommended in The Legal 500 and has been named as a Rising Star.

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