April 2020 Limits

Every April the government increases the statutory rates for redundancy pay, sick pay, maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay. The new rates are shown below.

EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL COMPENSATION

Compensation limits are increased annually, and usually in line with the retail price index. From April 2020, the following compensation caps will increase:

  • The cap on unfair dismissal compensation will increase to £88,519
  • The statutory redundancy payment will increase to £16,140
  • The maximum amount of a ‘week’s pay’ will increase to £538

PAY FOR TIME OFF WORK

Maternity Paternity Adoption and Shared Parental Leave

Statutory Maternity and Adoption Leave

1st 6 Weeks 90% of average wage next 33 weeks £151.20 per week unless weekly wage is lower

Statutory Paternity Pay

2 weeks at £151.20 per week unless weekly wage is lower

Shared Parental Leave

33 weeks £151.20 per week unless weekly wage is lower

Statutory Sick Pay

Up to 28 weeks at £95.85 per week provided the employee earns at least £116.00 per week


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