Redundancy

(14 Posts)
StressedNHSemployee Fri 09-Sep-16 05:47:10

My DH was told on Wednesday that he is being made redundant in 28 days.

He has been with the company over 10 years. I have read that they have to give him 10 weeks notice.

So does he leave in 28 days or 10 weeks?

Many thanks

flowery Fri 09-Sep-16 06:21:48

They have to give him 10 weeks' notice yes. That either means they have to confirm he will be dismissed due to redundancy 10 weeks before the date of termination, or they could give him less notice in terms of actual time, and just pay him the relevant amount of money to cover the rest.

He should query this with them if the letter he's had isn't clear. He should draw to their attention the fact that he is entitled to 10 weeks' notice as a statutory minimum, regardless of what his contract says, and ask them whether they intend to delay his redundancy so that he gets the full 10 weeks, or stick with the 4 weeks they've currently given him and give him payment in lieu of the remaining 6 weeks he is entitled to.

StressedNHSemployee Fri 09-Sep-16 13:09:57

Thank you Flowery. I was hoping you would see this as you helped us so much previously with his work issues

StressedNHSemployee Fri 09-Sep-16 13:18:04

As yet he has not been given any information. He was told on Wednesday that they would meet Monday to discuss the details and that he could have the rest of this week off.

A letter arrived today saying that the consultation meeting will be Wednesday.

StressedNHSemployee Sun 11-Sep-16 15:53:52

Does anyone know what happens with Annual Leave? His leave year runs Jan - Dec, so he has taken some already but the bulk is still not taken.

flowery Sun 11-Sep-16 18:50:06

If he's had no information and consultation hasn't happened yet then presumably there's no reason to think they'd try not to pay all his notice, so he can make sure they've got the 10 weeks he's entitled to down for him.

Holiday it's just like leaving employment any other way- he'll accrue holiday up to and including his last day of employment. If he will have accrued more than he will have taken, they'll need to pay it to him. Again he can ask at consultation- what would his termination date be and how much holiday will he have accrued by then.

StressedNHSemployee Mon 12-Sep-16 07:10:45

His boss has emailed him and said he wants him in the office today so they could have a meeting with just the two of them.

No idea what it is about as the formal meeting is Thursday (not Wednesday - I got that wrong). He has just left to drive in so will arrive at 7.45am like normal - offical start time is 8.30am but he always goes in early to get a head start on work whilst it's quiet.

StressedNHSemployee Thu 15-Sep-16 20:36:41

Flowery - am I correct in thinking that payment up to £30,000 is tax and NI free. What will the remaining amount be taxed at?

Soupandasandwich Fri 16-Sep-16 20:24:26

Stressed, not qualified in any way other than the fact that oh has recently been made redundant. Redundancy over £30,000 was taxed at the higher rate, even though he is not a higher rate tax payer and, due to the timing of the redundancy, had it had enough income, including the redundancy, to put him in the higher tax bracket.

Soupandasandwich Fri 16-Sep-16 20:25:05

*had not had

Sweetpotatoaddict Fri 16-Sep-16 20:29:51

Stressed- how did he get on at his meeting??
My dh recently been made redundant and he received pay in lieu of notice on top of redundancy payment which had tax and ni payable on it.

StressedNHSemployee Fri 16-Sep-16 20:37:34

Hi.

He is now on "garden leave" until the end of the month when he has another meeting. This is when he will be given his formal notice.

We have been given his payout prediction though and we will be ok for a few months. If he finds a job in the next month or so we will be "laughing" but he is feeling a bit down about it all.

It all looks correct as they have broken it down into sections, works out to approx 9 months pay.

He has applied for over 15 jobs so far and not heard from any of them.

ChessieFL Sat 17-Sep-16 05:16:58

Soup - your DH may get a tax refund. My DH got made redundant and ended up paying higher rate tax on the redundancy payment, but then got sent a tax refund a couple of months later. You may need to wait until the end of the tax year when they will assess if he paid too much tax over the year.

StressedNHSemployee Sat 17-Sep-16 07:57:33

DH is a higher tax payer already so I did think it would be at the higher rate

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