As always, April means new increases to a range of statutory rates and limits. We have set out below the key changes taking effect in April 2023 that employers need to know about.

Unfair Dismissal Compensation & Redundancy Pay

The limits on the maximum compensation available for unfair dismissal claims, as well as the limits on statutory redundancy payment, are increasing from 6 April 2023 as follows:

• The cap on one week’s pay to calculate statutory redundancy payments and unfair dismissal basic awards will increase from £571 to £643. That means the highest available statutory redundancy payment and unfair dismissal basic award is now £19,290.

• The maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award will increase from £93,878 to £105,707.
These increases reflect the significant increase in the retail prices index of 12.6% from September 2021 to September 2022.

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Family Leave & Sick Pay

From early April 2023, various other limits and statutory rates of pay will also increase, including:

  • Pay for family-related leave, such as maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental pay, will increase from £156.66 to £172.48 per week.
  • Statutory sick pay will rise from £99.35 to £109.40 per week.

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National Minimum Wage Rates

Finally, the various National Minimum Wage rates are also increasing from 1 April 2023. For a review of those increases, please read our previous article on this.

If Myerson’s team of experienced Employment lawyers can assist you with the above or any other employment queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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