# How Much Redundancy Are You Entitled To?

## How many weeks per year do you get for redundancy?

Pay in lieu of notice

When you’re made redundant your employer must give you a statutory minimum of one week’s notice for up to 2 years’ service and one weeks’ notice for each year you’ve worked for them (up to a maximum of 12 weeks’ notice).

## How is redundancy calculated?

### This is calculated as follows:

• half a week’s pay for each year of employment up to the age of 22;
• one week’s pay for each year of employment between the ages of 22 and 40;
• one and a half week’s pay for each year of employment over the age of 41;
• a maximum of 20 years’ employment can be taken into account; and.

## How much redundancy do you get for 4 years?

What redundancy pay is payable?

Period of continuous serviceRedundancy pay
At least 1 year but less than 2 years4 weeks
At least 2 years but less than 3 years6 weeks
At least 3 years but less than 4 years7 weeks
At least 4 years but less than 5 years8 weeks

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## Do you get taxed on redundancy pay?

Well, as redundancy pay is compensation for your job loss, it qualifies for special tax treatment, so up to £30,000 is tax free. But many people don’t realise that other elements of their package – holiday pay and pay in lieu of notice – will be taxed in the same way as any other pay.

## How much redundancy payment will I get?

What redundancy pay is payable?

Period of continuous serviceRedundancy pay
At least 1 year but less than 2 years4 weeks
At least 2 years but less than 3 years6 weeks
At least 3 years but less than 4 years7 weeks
At least 4 years but less than 5 years8 weeks

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## How do they calculate redundancy pay?

### This is calculated as follows:

1. half a week’s pay for each year of employment up to the age of 22;
2. one week’s pay for each year of employment between the ages of 22 and 40;
3. one and a half week’s pay for each year of employment over the age of 41;
4. a maximum of 20 years’ employment can be taken into account; and.

## How much redundancy will I get for 2 years?

Pay in lieu of notice

When you’re made redundant your employer must give you a statutory minimum of one week’s notice for up to 2 years’ service and one weeks’ notice for each year you’ve worked for them (up to a maximum of 12 weeks’ notice).

## How much redundancy do you get for 3 years?

What redundancy pay is payable?

Period of continuous serviceRedundancy pay
At least 1 year but less than 2 years4 weeks
At least 2 years but less than 3 years6 weeks
At least 3 years but less than 4 years7 weeks
At least 4 years but less than 5 years8 weeks

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## Do you get notice pay if made redundant?

If you’re made redundant, your job won’t end straight away – you’ll get a paid notice period. You might get notice pay instead of your notice period – this is called ‘pay in lieu of notice’. Your employer will tell you if they’ll give you pay in lieu of notice.

## Is statutory redundancy pay increasing in 2020?

Redundancy Pay – effective from 6th April 2020

The maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating Statutory Redundancy Pay or for various awards including basic or additional awards for compensation in respect of unfair dismissal is to increase from £525 per week to £538 per week.

## What’s the maximum redundancy payment?

Length of service is capped at 20 years and weekly pay is capped at £538. The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay is £16,140. Statutory redundancy pay rates may be different in Northern Ireland. You can give your staff extra redundancy pay if you want to, or have a qualifying period of less than 2 years.

## Is redundancy classed as income?

Some payments which are made when someone is made redundant are always taxable. These include amounts which are paid under a contact of employment such holiday pay, bonuses, and arrears of pay. Payments in lieu of notice may be taxable or not.

## What benefits can I get if I am made redundant?

New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance if you are capable of work, available for work and actively seeking work and have enough National Insurance contributions. New Style Employment and Support Allowance if you are not capable of work due to sickness or disability and have enough National Insurance contributions.

## Can you negotiate redundancy pay?

The payment is based on age, gross weekly salary and length of service. If so, the higher redundancy payment should be made, rather than the statutory amount. Often it is possible to negotiate a severance payment with your employer, especially where there are question marks over the validity of the redundancy.

## How can I maximize my redundancy payout?

### Negotiating a higher redundancy payout – 10 top tips

• Check your contract of employment.
• Check your employer’s redundancy policies.
• (Almost) always seek to negotiate the financial values.
• Be clear and polite when negotiating.
• Take good notes of meetings.