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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.



          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.

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          Related people

          Charlotte Lloyd-Jones

          • Professional Support Lawyer

          Joanne Frew

          • Partner // Head of Employment (Manchester)