All increases are from 6th April except for maternity, adoption and paternity rates which are from 5th April.

Statutory sick pay (SSP) increases from £87.55 per week to £88.45.

The maximum weeks’ pay for calculating Statutory Redundancy pay (SRP) increases from £464 to £475.

Statutory Maternity pay / Adoption pay / paternity pay increases from £138.18 to £139.58.or 90% of average weekly earnings if this figure is less

Unfair dismissal rates
If a tribunal decides an employee has been unfairly dismissed, they will get compensation which is made up of:

  • a basic award. This is a fixed sum and is worked out using a standard formula
  • a compensatory award. This is compensation for the money they have lost because they were dismissed, such as loss of earnings, pension and so on.

    The basic award maximum increases from £13,920 to £14,250.

    The compensation maximum   increases from £76,574 to £78,335 (or 52 weeks’ pay, whichever is less)

For any queries about the responsibilities of employing paid staff please contact Linden Stables at GCVS’ Employers’ Advice Service on 0141 354 6515