Northern Ireland statutory limits on awards and payments

08 April 2015

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015 came into effect on 22 March 2015.

The Order revises the limits on awards and payments under certain employment rights legislation in line with the rate of inflation.

 

Schedule table of increase of limits

Relevant statutory provision

Subject of provision

Old Limit

New Limit

Article 40(6) of the 1995 Order

Minimum amount of compensation awarded by the industrial tribunal where individual expelled from union in contravention of Article 38 of the 1995 Order and where, when the application is made, the applicant has not been re-admitted to the union.

£8,700

£9,000

Article 23(1) of the 1996 Order

Maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal.

£470

£490

Article 63(1) of the 1996 Order

Limit on amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day.

£25.00

£25.60

Article 77E(3) of the 1996 Order

Amount of award for unlawful inducement relating to union membership or activities, or for unlawful inducement relating to collective bargaining.

£3,800

£3,900

Article 154(1) of the 1996 Order

Minimum amount of basic award of compensation where dismissal is unfair by virtue of Article 132(1)(a) and (b), 132A(d)(1), 133(1), 134 or 136(1) of the 1996 Order.

£5,700

£5,900

Article 158(1) of the 1996 Order

Limit on amount of compensatory award for unfair dismissal.

£76,600

£78,400

Article 231(1) of the 1996 Order

Limit on amount in respect of any one week payable to an employee in respect of debt to which Part XIV of the 1996 Order applies and which is referable to a period of time.

£470

£490