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New Vento bands to take effect from 6 April 2024

on Wednesday, 03 April 2024.

'Vento bands' are used to assess compensation for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury in discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

The bands are increased annually and this year's increase has been announced to take effect for cases presented on or after 6 April 2024. The following increases have been announced:

  • The lower band will be between £1,200 and £11,700 (increasing from £1,100 to £11,200) for less serious cases
  • The middle band will be between £11,700 and £35,200 (increasing from £11,200 to £33,700) for cases which do not merit an award in the upper band
  • The upper band will be between £35,200 and £58,700 (increasing from £33,700 to £56,200) for the most serious cases
  • Amounts in excess of £58,700 can be awarded in the most exceptional cases

It is for the Tribunal to determine which band a case falls into, as well as where in the band it should sit. The guidance is not binding but Tribunals must have regard to it and in practice it would be unusual for the Vento bands not to be applied.

For more information please contact Sian Knight-James in our Employment team on 0117 314 5331, or complete the form below.

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