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On 1 April 2017 the National Living Wage for those aged over 25 is expected to increase from £7.20p.h. to £7.50p.h., with associated increases for the other age bands.

Further changes expected to be introduced from 6 April 2017 include:-

• an increase to the limit on compensation for unfair dismissal from £78,962 to £80,541

• an increase in the limit on a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal, from £479 to £489

• an increase in guarantee pay from £26 to £27 per day

• an increase in the minimum basic award in cases where a dismissal is unfair by virtue of health and safety, employee representative, trade union, or occupational pension trustee reasons from £5,853 to £5,970.

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