Current rateRate from April 2023
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)£99.35£109.40
Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay

These new rates represent an increase of 10.1% on the current rates for 2022/23. The new rates for the National Minimum Wage were previously announced as part of the Autumn Statement (see last month’s news round-up).

Tribunal statistics

The Ministry of Justice has published the quarterly tribunal statistics for July to September 2022, which show an overall decrease in the number of employment tribunal claims compared to the same period last year. 

A total of 18,000 employment tribunal claims were received in this period, representing a decrease of 19%. However, this total figure masks a 6% increase in single claims, with most of the overall decrease due to a 32% drop in multiple claims (group claims against a single employer). Single claims disposals (including claims heard by a tribunal) have decreased since last year, meaning that the outstanding caseload for tribunals has continued to rise.

The report also details compensation and costs awards for both the employment tribunals and EAT for 2021/2022. The mean award of compensation for unfair dismissal was £13,541, up from £12,080 in the previous year. The maximum compensation award was £228,117 for a race discrimination claim (the mean award was £24,630). The mean award in claims for disability discrimination was £26,172.

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