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Our guide provides the current statutory rates for calculating tribunal compensation awards, sick pay, maternity pay, etc.

Key employment rates

 Compensation limits Rate from April 2020
Maximum basic award / statutory redundancy payment  £16,140
Maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award  £88,519
Maximum weeks pay (for basic award and statutory redundancy payment) £538
Highest possible award in ordinary unfair dismissal £105,197


Statutory payments Weekly rate from April 2020
Statutory Sick Pay   £95.85 
Maximum entitlement - 28 weeks £2,683.80


Statutory Maternity Pay (“SMP”)  Rate from April 2020
First 6 Weeks 90% of average weekly earnings*
Remaining weeks  The lesser of 90% of average weekly earnings of £151.20
Statutory Adoption Pay (“SAP”)  The lesser of 90% of average weekly earnings or £151.20
Statutory Paternity Pay (“SPP”)  The lesser of 90% of average weekly earnings or £151.20
Maximum paid SMP/SPP period 39 Weeks

*Average weekly earnings are calculated over the period of 8 weeks ending with the 15th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth

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