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            Vento bands: Revised bands of compensation for injury to feelings

            The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals have published the revised bands of compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination cases. 

            Date: 02/05/2019

            England and Wales

            The new bands are as follows:

            • Lower band – £900 to £8,800 for less serious cases
            • Middle band –£8,800 to £26,300 for cases that do not merit an award in the upper band
            • Upper band – £26,300 to £44,000 for the most serious cases
            • Exceptional cases – £44,000 or above

            The new bands apply to claims presented on or after 6 April 2019 and will be reviewed annually.

             

            Scotland

            In respect of claims presented in Scotland, the bands remain subject to paragraph 12 of the Presidential Guidance issued on 5 September 2017. The Guidance states that if the tribunal decide that the Simmons v Castle 10% uplift should not apply, the award should be adjusted accordingly. 

             

            Key payments and limits 2019/20

            For further information on key payments and limits please see our updated key payments and limits sheet providing the revised compensation limits and other statutory payments.

            Download our information sheet >

            Related people

            Charlotte Lloyd-Jones

            • Professional Support Lawyer

            Joanne Frew

            • Partner // Head of Employment (Manchester)

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