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You will receive Redundancy payment only if you are an employee working with a contract of employment. Contracts of employment can be spoken or written and last for a fixed term or for any length of time. In law, employees generally have a contract as soon as you begin work and by turning up for work you accept the conditions offered by the employer.

  • Usually Self-employed people and members of a partnership do not qualify
  • Directors and other office holders may be employees if they work under a contract of employment.

Specific categories of people do not have a right to redundancy payments.

    • Members of the Armed Forces
    • Staff in the Houses of Commons and Lords
    • An Apprentices whose contract ends at the end of the apprenticeship
    • An employee at the end of a fixed term contract, lasting at least two years, where a written waiver to redundancy payment has been signed
    • A domestic servant who  works in a private home and who is a member of the employer's immediate close family
    • Share fishermen paid only by a share in the proceeds of the catch
    • Crown servants or employees in a public office
    • Employees of the Government of an overseas territory

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