Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010

SI 2010 No.2926

This Order increases, from 1st February 2011, the limits applying to certain awards of employment tribunals, and other amounts payable under employment  legislation, as specified in the Schedule to the Order.

Under section 34(2) of the Employment Relations Act 1999 ("the 1999 Act"), if the retail prices index for September of a year is higher or lower  than the index for the previous September, the Secretary of State is required to change the limits, by Order, by the amounts of the increase or decrease (rounded up as specified in section 34(3) of the 1999 Act). The increases made by this Order reflect the increase in the retail prices index of 4.6% from September 2009 to September 2010.

The increases apply where the event giving rise to  the entitlement to compensation or other payments occurred on or after 1st February 2011. Limits previously in force under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/3055), the Employment Rights (Revision of Limits) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/3274), and the Work and Families (Increase of Maximum Amount) Order 2009 (S.I. 2009/1903) are preserved by article 4 of the Order in relation to cases where the relevant event was before that date.

Made: 7th December 2010 Laid before Parliament: 10th December 2010 Coming into force: 1st February 2011

Published: 15/12/2010 09:37