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Non payment of Redundancy Pay
How do I get my redundancy Pay?
What do I do if my employer won’t give me my redundancy payment?
If your employer can’t or won’t make a redundancy payment you can make a claim for payment from the Redundancy Payments Office (RPO). The legal obligation for redundancy payments lies with the employer. If an employer genuinely can not afford these settlements, the RPO may be able to make the payments directly to the employees.
If your employer has been declared legally insolvent, the insolvency service who is dealing with your employers circumstances will give you an applications form RP1 which will enable you to make a claim.
If your employer has been declared legally insolvent this means the company has gone into:
If however your employer is not legally insolvent and you have been given an employment tribunal award, which the employer has not paid, you can apply to the Redundancy Payments Office (RPO) for payment.
As from April 2006 employees who continue to work for an insolvent employer while the business is being transferred to a new owner may be assisted financially by the National Insurance Fund.
If you need any more information about filling in the RP1 form or general advice on redundancy, phone the helpline on 0845 145 0004.
Redundancy Payments Office
Telephone 0121 456 4411
The Insolvency Service provides help to former employees of insolvent companies who are owed wages and other money. They also assist employees who may be making a redundancy claim if the employer is solvent but can’t or won’t pay.
How to claim
There are notes attached to the document which you can download or collect from your jobcentre which will assist you in completing the form.
You can claim for the following:-
To ensure that there are no delays with your payment it is advised that the form should be filled in clearly in black ink, that you make sure you have completed all the relevant sections and given as much information as you are able.
How Calculations are made
Your payment may be affected by legal set limits that vary with the type of payment, for instance:
The receiver or liquidator gives will inform the insolvency service of your employer’s wage records, and if it is found that you have been paid below the legal limit by your former employer, the receiver or liquidator will increase your wage and holiday payment to the amounts required by these regulations.
All payments have a legal limit on a week’s pay; from 1st February 2013 to it is £450.00. This limit is reviewed every year.
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