Updated Vento Bands

MILS clients, who have been involved in litigation with us, will be aware of the case of Vento.  This was the case many years ago which set the “bands” for injury to feelings awards in Tribunals.  

Vento determined that awards generally fall into three bands:  lower, middle, and upper and there is a host of case law on what facts and injuries are appropriate to which band. 

From the 6 April 2022 the bands are being adjusted to take into account inflation.  For claims presented on or after the 6 April 2022 the bands are as follows:

Lower band:£990 – £9,900For less serious cases
Middle band:£9,900 – £29,600For cases that do not merit an award in the upper band
Upper band:£29,600 – £49,300For the most serious cases
Exceptional cases:To exceed £49,300