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Redundancy – What am I entitled to?

Redundancy payment

An employee is entitled to statutory redundancy when they obtain two years service. For a quick and easy guide to the calculation of how many weeks redundancy pay you are entitled to, I refer you to our redundancy calculator (link to it) which is attached to this website.

When making this calculation, only complete years count. There is a ceiling on the level of pay that you can claim per year which is currently at £270.00. If you received less than £270.00 gross per week, then that is your ceiling for the calculation. Those under 18 and over 65 cannot make a claim for a redundancy payment. Employee’s under 21 and at the age of 64 have reduced levels of payment as indicated in the guide.

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Notice period

Apart from the redundancy payment, you are also entitled to notice. Statutory notice is one week for every completed year of service up to a maximum of 12. The time for your notice runs from the date that you are given notice of your termination on the grounds of redundancy. You can be required to work your notice that is of course if the Company is continuing to trade. You can end up working some of your notice but not all of it, dependant upon what your employer wants, or the employer can if they wish, pay you in lieu of notice.

Like any other termination, you are also entitled to any outstanding holiday pay and wages.


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