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Update on employment payments and rates for 2024-2025

This page outlines the revised employment payments and rates for 2024-2025, from compensation limits to the Vento bands for injury to feelings awards.

Compensation limits

These sums apply where the dismissal took place

On or after 6 April 2023

On or after 6 April 2024

A week’s pay for statutory purposes

£643

£700

Maximum unfair dismissal basic award 

(30 weeks)

£19,290

£21,000

Maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award

Lower of 52 weeks’ gross pay or £105,707

Lower of 52 weeks’ gross pay or £115,115

National minimum wage hourly rates

Type

From 1 April 2022

From 1 April 2023

From 1 April 2024

National living wage (aged 23 and over)

£9.50 £10.42 £11.44

Standard rate (aged 21 to 22)

£9.18 £10.18 £11.44

Development rate (aged 18 to 20)

£6.83 £7.49 £8.60

Young workers rate (aged 16 to 17)

£4.81 £5.28 £6.40

Apprentices rate (under 19 years of age or those aged 19 and over but in first year of apprenticeship)

£4.81 £5.28 £6.40

Statutory weekly payments for leave

Type

Length of time

From 10 April 2023

From 7 April 2024

Sick pay (after three qualifying days’ absence)

for up to 28 weeks in period of incapacity

£109.40

£116.75

Maternity pay and adoption pay (first six weeks)

for 6 weeks

90% of normal weekly wages

90% of normal weekly wages

Prescribed rate for other statutory family leave 

Maternity pay and adoption pay

for up to 33 weeks

£172.48 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

£184.30 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

Ordinary paternity pay and parental bereavement pay

for up to 2 weeks

£172.48 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

£184.30 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

Shared parental pay on birth

for up to 37 weeks

£172.48 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

£184.30 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

Maternity allowance and shared parental pay on adoption

for up to 39 weeks

£172.48 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

£184.30 or 90% of normal weekly wages, if lower

Other maximum payments

Type

From 6 April 2023

From 6 April 2024

Guarantee payment (per day)

£35

£38

Guarantee payment (in any three month period)

£175

£190

Failure to inform or consult on collective redundancies

90 days’ gross pay

Failure to inform or consult on TUPE transfer

13 weeks’ gross pay

Breach of contract claim in employment tribunal

£25,000

Unlawful deductions and discrimination claims in employment tribunal

Unlimited

Presidential Guidance on Vento bands for injury to feelings awards

For claims presented 

On or after 6 April 2022

On or after 6 April 2023

On or after 6 April 2024

Lower band

£990 to £9,900

£1,100 to £11,200

£1,200 to £11,700

Middle band

£9,900 to £29,600

£11,200 to £33,700

£11,700 to £35,200

Upper band

£29,600 to £49,300

£33,700 to £56,200

£35,200 to £58,700

 

If you’re interested to learn more about how these rate changes may affect your organisation – and how we can help – get in touch with our employment solicitors today.

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