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The S.I. increasing the limit for the compensatory award to £50,000 has now been published (SI 1999/2830 - The Employment Relations Act 1999 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 1999).
It makes it clear the the increased limit only applies to employees whose EDT falls on or after 25th October 1999 (see the transitional provisions in paragraph 8 of Schedule 3).
If you would like a copy of the S.I., please send a blank E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=SI-1999-2830