The EAT case of Hardie Grant London Ltd v Miss J Aspden is a reminder that notwithstanding the cap on unfair dismissal awards being £68,400 the most that will end up pocketed and in the bank is in the region of £53,000.  This case clarifies that grossing up of awards must take place before, not after, application of the cap and the Tribunal was wrong to make a compensatory award in excess of the statutory cap.