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What are the statutory rates and compensation limits for 2019?

National Minimum Wage (NMW)
1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020

 Former Rate (£)Current Rate (£)
National Living Wage – Workers aged 25 and over7.838.21
Workers aged 21 -247.387.70
Workers aged between 18 – 205.906.15
Workers aged under 18 but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices4.204.35
Apprentices under 19 years old or over 19 and in their first year of their apprentices3.503.90

Statutory Maternity (SMP), Paternity (SPP), Adoption (SAP) And Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)
6 April 2019 – 5 April 2020

 2019-2020 Rate (£)
Earning threshold for eligibility118
SMP – Weekly rate for first 6 weeks90% of the Employees average weekly earnings
SMP – Weekly rate for remaining weeks148.68 or 90% of the Employees weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
SPP – Weekly rate148.68 or 90% of the Employees weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
SAP – Weekly rate for first 6 weeks90% of the Employees average weekly earnings
SAP – Weekly rate for remaining weeks148.68 or 90% of the Employees weekly earnings, whichever is lower.
ShPP- Weekly rate148.68 or 90% of the Employees weekly earnings, whichever is lower.

Other Rates
6 April 2019 – 5 April 2020

Former Rate (£)Current Rate (£)
Maximum Guarantee Payments28 per day (max. 140, 5 days in any 3-month period)6,408
Maximum Weeks Pay for calculating redundancy and basic award50886,444
Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only6,20313,650 – 27,300 (26-52 weeks’ pay max.)
Additional award for failure to comply with reinstatement or reengagement order83,6829,787
Minimum Compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union13,208 – 26,416 (26-52 weeks’ pay max.)two weeks’ pay capped at 1,050
Failure to allow right to be accompanied 9,474two weeks’ pay capped at 1,050
Failure to give written statement of particularstwo or four weeks’ pay capped at 1,016 or 2,032two or four weeks’ pay capped at 1,050 or 2,100
Flexible working regulationseight weeks’ pay capped at 4,064eight weeks’ pay capped at 4,200

Samira Cakali

Solicitor Advocate LLB (Hons), Higher Rights (Civil) at SCE Solicitors
Samira Cakali is a pragmatic and approachable solicitor advocate with extensive contentious and non-contentious experience in the fields of employment law as well as civil litigation, within a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to multinationals as well as senior executives.
Samira Cakali

Samira Cakali is a pragmatic and approachable solicitor advocate with extensive contentious and non-contentious experience in the fields of employment law as well as civil litigation, within a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to multinationals as well as senior executives.

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