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As part of keeping you in our focus, our ‘legal lightbulb’ update ensures you’re on top of the latest changes in legislation, case law, and people trends.

Increase in compensation limits for tribunal claims

From 06 April 2022 maximum compensation amounts will increase for certain employment tribunal claims:

  1. A week’s pay will increase from £544 to £571 for the purposes of calculating a statutory redundancy payment or a basic award for unfair dismissal
  2. The maximum compensatory award will increase from £89,483 to £93,878 for unfair dismissal

The new limits will only apply to dismissals occurring on or after 06 April 2022.

Extension of remote right to work checks

Covid-adjusted right to work checks have been extended to 30 September 2022. This means that you will be able to continue to carry out remote right to work checks (via Zoom or Teams, for example) as opposed to manual checks of physical documents in person.

People dates for your diary

April 01 – Walk to Work Day: simple steps to improve health

April 04-10 – Community Garden Week: using the power of nature to bring people together

April 15 – International Micro-volunteering Day 2022: investing small amounts of time to help solve bigger challenges

April 21 – National Tea Day: get together for a cuppa and conversation

April 23 – Earth Day: investing in our planet


This update is accurate on the date it was published (01 March 2022), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.

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