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Statutory Rates – April 2020

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Statutory Rates – April 2020

Compensation limits

Payments   From 6 April 2017 From 6 April 2018 From 6 April 2019 From 6 April 2020
Limit on guarantee payments £27 £28 £29 £30
Limit on a week’s pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award £489 £508 £525 £538
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks’ pay subject to the limit on week’s pay) £14,670 £15,240 £15,750 £16,140
Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only £5,970 £6,203 £6,408 £6,562
Maximum award for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership or activities, or collective bargaining £3,907 £4,059 £4,193 £4,294
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal A year’s pay subject to max cap of £80,541 A year’s pay subject to max cap of £83,682 A year’s pay subject to max cap of £86,444 A year’s pay subject to max cap of £88,519
Minimum compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union £9,118 £9,474 £9,787 £10,022
Contract claims (if a claim for breach of contract (eg wrongful dismissal) is brought in an employment tribunal, compensation is capped at £25,000. If the claim is for more than £25,000, it can be made in the county court or high court £25,000 £25,000 £25,000 £25,000

These rates are reviewed and updated annually each April.
 

Family-friendly payments

Payments From 2 April 2017 From 1 April 2018 From 7 April 2019 From 5 April 2020
Statutory shared parental pay (ShPP)
Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
£140.98 £145.18 £148.68 £151.20
Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
First six weeks – 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
£140.98 £145.18 £148.68 £151.20
Statutory adoption pay (SAP)
First six weeks – 90% of employee’s average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
£140.98 £145.18 £148.68 £151.20
Statutory paternity pay (SPP)
Statutory rate or 90% of employee’s weekly earnings if this is lower.
£140.98 £145.18 £148.68 £151.20
Statutory parental bereavement pay (SPBP) N/A N/A N/A £151.20
Lower earnings limit (per week) £113 £116 £118 £120

These rates are reviewed and updated annually each April.

Statutory sick pay

Payment From 6 April 2017 From 6 April 2018 From 6 April 2019 From 6 April 2020
Statutory sick pay £89.35 £92.05 £94.25 £95.85
Lower earnings limit (per week) £113 £116 £118 £120

These rates are reviewed and updated annually each April.
 

National minimum wage

Age From 1 October 2016 From 1 April 2017 From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2020
Workers aged 25 and over (National Living Wage) £7.20 an hour £7.50 an hour £7.83 an hour £8.21 an hour £8.72 an hour
Workers aged 21–24 £6.95 an hour £7.05 an hour £7.38 an hour £7.70 an hour £8.20 an hour
Development rates for workers aged 18–20 £5.55 an hour £5.60 an hour £5.90 an hour £6.15 an hour £6.45 an hour
Young workers rate for workers aged 16–17 £4.00 an hour £4.05 an hour £4.20 an hour £4.35 an hour £4.55 an hour
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in first year of the apprenticeship £3.40 an hour £3.50 an hour £3.70 an hour £3.90 an hour £4.15 an hour

 

Minimum auto-enrolment contributions

Timing     Minimum total percentage to be paid into pension Minimum employer contribution Minimum employee contribution
6 April 2018 – 5 April 2019 5 per cent 2 per cent 3 per cent
6 April 2019 onwards 8 per cent 3 per cent 5 per cent

 

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