Vento Guidelines Update

The Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland have issued Presidential Guidance updating the Vento bands. Vento is the base case referred to when making awards for injury to feelings. Please click here to see the guidance in full. https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/vento-bands-presidential-guidance-first-addendum-230318.pdf

For claims on or after 6th April 2018, the Vento bands will be as follows:

  • A lower band of £900 to £8,600 (less serious cases)
  • A middle band of £8,600 to £25,700 (cases that do not merit an award in the upper band)
  • An upper band of £25,700 to £42,900 for the most serious cases with the option to exceed £42,900 for exceptional cases

The guidance is not binding but Tribunals must have regard to it.

In Scotland, it is unclear whether a 10% increase to general damages, introduced in 2012, applies.

Helen Robinson2017