The Vento bands for “injury to feelings” awards in discrimination claims have been increased. The new figures, applicable to claims issued on or after 11 September 2017, are as follows:
- Lower band, for the least serious cases: £800 to £8,400 (previously £660 to £6,600)
- Middle band, for serious cases that do not merit an award in the highest band: £8,400 to £25,200 (previously £6,600 to £19,800)
- Higher band, for the most serious cases: £25,200 to £42,000 (previously £19,800 to £33,000)
- Exceptional cases: £42,000+ (previously £33,000+)
The figures will be next reviewed in March 2018 and annually thereafter.