We share this handy table on limits on payments and awards to help you remain compliant with employment law.

NB: This table was updated 15.03.18.

Statutory Rates Table

Statutory Rates 2017/2018
 Rate before
1st April 2018
Effective from
1st April 2018
Minimum wage for young workers
i.e. for 16 and 17 year olds
£4.05 per hour£4.20 per hour
Minimum wage for workers aged 18 to 20 (and those aged 21 and over doing accredited training for the
first 6 months of employment)
£5.60 per hour£5.90 per hour
Minimum wage for workers aged
21 and over
£7.05per hour£7.38 per hour
National Living Wage for workers aged 25 and over£7.50 per hour£7.83 per hour
Maximum guarantee payment per day£27.00 per day
£25.90 (NI)
£28.00 per day
effective 6 April 2018
£25.90 (NI)
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal£80,541
£79,100 (NI)
£83,682
effective 6 April 2018
£79,100 (NI)
Statutory Sick Pay£89.35 per week£92.05 per week
effective 6 April 2018
Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay & Statutory
Adoption Pay
£140.98 per week / 90% of the person’s average weekly earnings if that
is less than £140.98
£145.18 per week / 90% of the person’s average weekly earnings if that
is less than £145.18
Maximum amount of a week’s pay which may be used to calculate redundancy payment£489
£500 in NI
£508
effective 6 April 2018
£500 (NI)