Statutory redundancy - am I at risk of not getting it?

Slightly confusing situation.    
I worked with my previous employer for over 10 year, and  knew they had money troubles, and talk was the money would run out mid 2020, so I started to look for alternate employment in the last quarter of 2019.  In Nov 2019, I was offered a job with a competitor, however agreed with them that I could start end Jan, when the project I was working on would finish - I signed a contract to secure the position, with the plan to hand my notice in  with my employer end of decemeber, (ie 4 weeks notice) however before I could do that we were called in and advised the company was going into liquidation (so earlier than I though) and handed our P45's !.
Ive just got claims number through to apply for statutory redundancy, however the web page asks about new job, when I started and when I was offered it.

Does the fact I was offered it, whilst still employed with my previous employer mean Im at risk of not getting a pay out?


  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,452
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    Redundancy pay is not a payment for long service it is a payment to help defray expenses incurred whilst unemployed. So the actual dates of the company finally closing its doors, your last day with them and your first day with the new company could be quite significant.

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  • I don't see how it's relevant really. The key question is when did your employment end and for what reason.

    If you resigned the day before redundancy was announced, tough luck - you resigned, you weren't made redundant.

    If you were made redundant before you were going to resign though (which sounds so in your case) then you were legally made redundant, and statutory redundancy doesn't (AFAIK) include any clawback/reduction amounts if you secure new work quickly.

    Sounds like happy days for you really :)
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