Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011

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SI 2011 No 3006

](http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/3006/made)**This Order increases, from 1st February 2012, 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 percentage 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 5.6% from September 2010 to September 2011.

The increases apply where the event giving rise to the entitlement to compensation or other payments occurred on or after 1st February 2012. Limits previously in force under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/2926) are preserved by article 4 of this Order in relation to cases where the relevant event was before 1st February 2012.

Made:14th December 2011 Laid before Parliament: 16th December 2011 Coming into force: 1st February 2012 SCHEDULE

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
Relevant statutory provisionSubject of provisionOld limitNew limit
1Section 145E(3) of the 1992 ActAmount of award for unlawful inducement relating to trade union membership or activities, or for unlawful inducement relating to collective bargaining.£3,300£3,500
2Section 156(1) of the 1992 ActMinimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of section 152(1) or 153 of the 1992 Act.£5,000£5,300
3Section 176(6A) of the 1992 ActMinimum amount of compensation where individual excluded or expelled from union in contravention of section 174 of the 1992 Act and not admitted or re-admitted by date of tribunal application.£7,600£8,100
4Section 31(1) of the 1996 ActLimit on amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day.£22.20£23.50
5Section 120(1) of the 1996 ActMinimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of section 100(1)(a) and (b), 101A(d), 102(1) or 103 of the 1996 Act.£5,000£5,300
6Section 124(1) of the 1996 ActLimit on amount of compensatory award for unfair dismissal.£68,400£72,300
7Paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 186(1) of the 1996 ActLimit on amount in respect of any one week payable to an employee in respect of a debt to which Part XII of the 1996 Act applies and which is referable to a period of time.£400£430
8Section 227(1) of the 1996 ActMaximum amount of "a week's pay" for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal.£400£430

Published: 21/12/2011 13:54

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