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The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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23.—(1) For the purpose of calculating—

(a)a basic award of compensation for unfair dismissal,

(b)an additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal, or

(c)a redundancy payment,

the amount of a week’s pay shall not exceed £210.

(2) The Department may by order vary the limits imposed by paragraph (1).

(3) Such an order may provide that it applies in the case of a dismissal—

(a)in relation to which the date which is the effective date of termination for the purposes of this paragraph by virtue of Article 129(2) or (4) falls after the order comes into operation, or

(b)in relation to which the date which is the relevant date for the purposes of this paragraph by virtue of Article 180(5) falls after the order comes into operation,

even if the date which is the effective date of termination, or the relevant date, for other purposes of this Order falls before the order comes into operation.

(4) Paragraph (3)—

(a)does not apply to a case within Article 128(1) or 172(1), but

(b)is without prejudice to Article 251(6).

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