Current rates and limits 2019


08 April 2019

Current rates and limits of statutory payments and tribunal awards 2019.

Tribunal awards

Type of payment Minimum from 6 April 2019 Maximum from 6 April 2019
Limit on a week's pay No minimum £525
Unfair dismissal basic award No minimum (except in automatically unfair dismissals (£6,408) or blacklisting cases (£5,000)) £15,750 (save in limited circumstances)
Unfair dismissal compensatory award No minimum £86,444 (save in certain circumstances)
Unfair dismissal additional award Lower of 26 weeks’ pay or £13,650 52 weeks’ pay (up to £27,300)
Statutory redundancy payment No minimum £15,750
Guarantee pay limit for day’s pay during short-time or temporary lay off No minimum £29 a day (subject to a maximum of 5 days or £145 in any three months)
Breach of right to be accompanied No minimum 2 weeks’ pay (up to £1,050)
Breach of contract cases heard in the employment tribunal No minimum £25,000
Failure to inform or consult over collective redundancy No minimum 90 days’ actual pay (gross)
Failure to inform or consult over a TUPE transfer No minimum 13 weeks’ actual pay (gross)
Failure to give statement of employment particulars 2 weeks’ pay (up to £1,050) 4 weeks’ pay (up to £2,100)
Breach of flexible working regulations No minimum 8 weeks’ pay (up to £4,200)

Families and pregnancy

Types of payment From 1 April 2018 From 7 April 2019 Maximum period
Statutory maternity pay (SMP) earnings-related rate 90% of employee’s normal weekly earnings 90% of employee’s normal weekly earnings 6 weeks
SMP (prescribed rate) £145.18 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 33 weeks
Maternity allowance (MA) £145.18 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 39 weeks
Statutory paternity pay (SPP) £145.18 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 2 weeks’ ordinary paternity leave
Statutory adoption pay (SAP) earnings-related rate 90% of employee’s normal weekly earnings £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 6 weeks
SAP (prescribed rate) £145.18 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 33 weeks
Shared parental leave pay (SPLP) £145.18 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower £148.68 a week or 90% of normal weekly earnings if lower 39 weeks less any period of SMP, MA or SAP

Sickness

Types of payment Sick days on or after 6 April 2018 Sick days on or after 6 April 2019 Maximum period
Statutory sick pay £92.05 a week £94.25 a week 28 weeks in any period of incapacity for work (PIW) or any linked series of PIWs spanning a maximum of 3 years

National Minimum Wage

Rate From 1 April 2019
National Living Wage: workers age 25 and over (minimum hourly rate) £8.21
Standard rate: workers age 21 and over (minimum hourly rate) £7.70
Development rate: workers age 18-20 and those age 21 and over doing accredited training in the first six months of employment (minimum hourly rate) £6.15
Young workers rate: workers above compulsory school age but under 18 and not apprenticed (minimum hourly rate) £4.35
Apprenticeship rate: apprentices under 19 or in the first year of an apprenticeship (otherwise refer to age bands) £3.90
Accommodation offset (maximum deduction per day from NMW where employer provides) £7.55

The above rates and payments are reviewed annually and are subject to change from time to time. They apply under statutory provisions but individual employees may be entitled to greater payments by virtue of their terms and conditions of employment.