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Employment Facts & Figures

ClaimsQualification (if applicable)AwardTime limit
Breach of contract   Tribunal: Maximum £25,000
Court: No limit
3 months from EDT
6 years from breach
Failure to give statement of particulars of employment Can only be claimed in conjunction with a successful substantive claim (which includes, for example, unfair dismissal, unlawful deductions from wages and breach of contract) Between two and four weeks’ pay (subject to maximum weekly pay of £508)  
Breach of right to be accompanied   Maximum two weeks’ pay (subject to maximum weekly pay of £508)  
Breach of flexible working regulations   Maximum eight weeks’ pay (subject to maximum weekly pay of £508)  
Unfair Dismissal/constructive unfair dismissal 2 years Maximum £83,682 3 months from EDT
Statutory Redundancy Pay 2 years

Up to 30 week's pay
Maximum £15,240

3 months from EDT
Failure to inform or consult over collective redundancy   Maximum 90 days’ gross pay 3 months from last dismissal
Failure to inform or consult over a TUPE transfer   Maximum 13 weeks’ gross pay 3 months from transfer date

Income tax band

Tax yearBasic rate (20%)Higher rate (40%)Additional rate (45%*)
2018-2019 £11,851-£46,350 £46,351-£150,000 Over £150,000

Statutory sick pay 

 SSP rate (each week)
2017 – 2018 £89.35
2018 - 2019 £92.05

Statutory maternity/paternity/shared parental/adoption pay

 SMP: prescribed rate (each week)Maximum period
2017 – 2018 £140.98 33 weeks
2018 - 2019 £145.18 33 weeks

National Minimum Wage

 

Standard adult rate (25+)
(minimum hourly rate)

  Young workers rate (21-24)
(minimum hourly rate)
 Young workers rate (18-20)
(minimum hourly rate)
  Apprenticeship rate (if under 19)
(minimum hourly rate)
2017-2018   £7.50   £7.05 £5.60   £3.50
2018-2019   £7.83   £7.38 £5.90   £3.70

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