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Statutory Amounts & Adjustments 2015

Compensation limits

Payments                                                 From 1 April 2014 From 6 April 2015
Limit on guarantee payments £25 £26
Limit on a week's pay for calculating redundancy and unfair dismissal basic award £464 £475
Maximum basic award for unfair dismissal and statutory redundancy payment (30 weeks' pay subject to the limit on week's pay £13,920 £14,250
Minimum basic award for dismissal on trade union, health and safety, occupational pension scheme trustee, employee representative and on working time grounds only £5,676 £5,807
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal £76,574 £78,335
Minimum compensation for employees excluded/expelled from trade union £8,669 £8,868
Contract claims (if a claim for breach of contract (eg wrongful dismissal) is brought in an employment tribunal, compensation is capped at £25,000. If the claim is for more than £25,000, it can be made in the county court or high court £25,000 £25,000

 Family friendly payments

Payments From 6 April 2014 From 5 April 2015

Statutory shared parental pay (ShPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee's weekly earnings if this is lower.

£138.18 £139.58

Statutory maternity pay (SMP)

First six weeks - 90% of employee's average weekly earnings. Remaining weeks at the statutory rate or 90% of employee's weekly earnings if this is lower.

£138.18 £139.58

Statutory adoption pay (SAP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee's weekly earnings if this is lower. (First six weeks - 90% of employee's weekly earnings - from 5 April 2015).

£138.18 £139.58

Statutory paternity pay (SPP)

Statutory rate or 90% of employee's weekly earnings if this is lower.

£138.18 £139.58

Statutory sick pay

Payment From 6 April 2014 From 6 April 2015
Statutory sick pay £87.55 £88.45

National minimum wage

Age From 1 October 2014 From 1 October 2015
Workers aged 21 and over £6.50 an hour £6.70 an hour
Development rate for workers aged 18-20 £5.13 an hour £5.30 an hour
Young workers rate for workers aged 16-17 £3.79 an hour £3.87 an hour
Apprentices under 19, or over 19 and in first year of the apprenticeship £2.73 an hour £3.30 an hour

Disclosure and barring fees

Check Fee
Enhanced DBS check £44
Standard DBS check £26
DBS adult first check £6
Registration application £300
Countersignatory £5

National insurance contribution thresholds

£ per week (unless stated) 2014-2015 2015-2016
Lower earnings limit, primary Class 1 £111 £112
Upper earnings limit, primary Class 1 £805 £815
Upper secondary threshold for under 21s (from April 2015) N/A £815
Primary threshold £153 £155
Secondary threshold £153 £156
Class 2 rate £2.75 2.80
Small earnings exception (replaced by Small profits threshold from 6 April 2015) £5,885 pa £5,965 pa
Special Class 2 rate for volunteer development workers £5.55 £5.60
Class 3 rate £13.90 £14.10
Class 4 rate lower profits limit £7,956 pa £8,060
Class 4 rate upper profits limit £41,865 pa £42,385