HL Deb 19 May 2003 vol 648 c61WA
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, given that any increases under the Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) (No. 2) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/2927) are only supposed to reflect increases in the index, the proposed increases vary between 1.7 per cent and 4 per cent. [HL2762]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville:

The variations in increases occur because Section 34(3) of the Employment Relations Act 1999 provides that, in making the calculation to apply the relevant percentage increase (or decrease) the Secretary of State shall round up the new sums variously to the nearest 10 pence, £10 or £100.