Redundancy Arrangements

This page contains links to Regulatory Guidance on redundancy, frequently asked questions and details of Redundancy Payments Offices.

Redundancy Entitlement

For general information about the redundancy payments scheme under the Employment Rights Act 1996 and information about provisions relating to time off to look for work or to make arrangements for training when facing redundancy, see the guide below:

Redundancy entitlement statutory rights: a guide for employees

There is a limit on the amount of a week's pay that can be taken into account in working out your entitlement. For details of current limits on payments, see the document Limits on payments - Guidance (below). The limit changes annually in line with the retail prices index (up or down) as appropriate. With effect from 1 February 2008 the weekly limit is £330. For redundancies prior to 1 February the previous weekly limit of £310 should be used.

Employers can use the new interactive Redundancy Calculator on the Business Link web site to calculate the statutory redundancy payment due to employees and create a personalised written statement showing the amount of the redundancy pay and how it was calculated. www.businesslink.gov.uk/redundancycalculator

DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS OF BOOK DEBTS SUBJECT TO DEBENTURES WHERE THE CROWN DEPARTMENTS ARE CREDITORS

This statement (right) is issued on behalf of the Crown Departments in light of the recent decision of the Privy Council in the Brumark case, and relates to the distinction between fixed and floating charges, and certain issues arising therefrom.
Further  Guidance
Limits on payments and awards: guidance
Redundancy consultation and notification: guidance
Employees’ information and consultation rights on collective redundancies and transfers of undertakings

A copy of the Collective Redundancies (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2387/2006) can be obtained from the Office of Public Sector Information website (OPSI). (See External Links)