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New 'Vento' bands following consultation

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The Presidents of the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales, and Scotland have released a Joint Response to the Vento Bands Consultation.

The full rationale for the response is set out in the document, but the upshot is the new bands will apply to any claims issued on or after 11 September 2017 and will be:-

  • lower band (less serious cases): £800 to £8,400
  • middle band: £8,400 to £25,200
  • upper band (the most serious cases): £25,200 to £42,000
  • exceptional cases: over £42,000

These bands will be formally set out in joint Presidential Guidance to be issued tomorrow, and it will be reviewed in March 2018 and thereafter annually.