The maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on week’s pay) will rise from £14,250 to £14,370. 
 
The maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increases from £78,335 to 78,962 (or 52 week’s pay, whichever is less) 
 
The maximum amount of a week’s pay used to calculate redundancy payments and basic and additional awards for unfair dismissal cases increases from £475 to £479 per week. 
Fewer than half of employment tribunal claimants who have been awarded receive the full amount from their employer. New provisions came into force on 1 April providing financial penalties to be levied on employers who do not pay employment tribunal awards. Under these provisions any employer who does not pay may receive a penalty notice requiring the employer to pay 50% of the compensation to the government as a penalty. 
 
For advice and assistance dealing with tribunal cases please get in touch with Albert at Pegasus HR on enquiries@pegasushr.com 
 
Source: www.cipd.co.uk; www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk 
 
Additionally, tribunal rules are being changed in order to reduce delay. Each party will only be able to apply for two postponements to hearings in a case, unless there are exceptional circumstances in which case a cost order may be made against the party that applied for the postponement. 
 
Employers should take legal advice to ensure they are properly prepared for hearings so that postponements aren’t necessary. 
 
We have X years’ experience dealing with tribunals, including cases relevant to X and X. 
For advice and assistance dealing with tribunal cases please get in touch with Albert at Pegasus HR on enquiries@pegasushr.com 
 
Source: www.cipd.co.uk; www.pinneytalfourd.co.uk 
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