Garden leave notice on furlough removed

Was placed on furlough on 11 may 2020 Then from 1st June made redundant ending on 20th August 2020 (12 weeks notice)Told not expected to work notice period while furloughed unless asked to return to work if need arises Then on 11th July 2020 got letter saying no longer necessary for the company to make me redundant Offered me same existing terms and conditions continuity of service preserved and want me to agree to company withdrawing notice of redundancy. If i do not want to stay I have to give detailed reasons why not ?
Not got new job to go to but want to leave with redundancy How do I stand



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  • kazwookie
    kazwookie Posts: 13,766
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    If you don't want to stay tell them you accept the redundancy and will be leaving on date xxx
    However, what will you do for work / money / how are you going to live etc?
    I would personally accept the job back, then look for a new job if you are unhappy there.

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  • prowla
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    I think the company can withdraw redundancy if it chooses to, as it's about the role not the person and it's found it indeed needs the role to persist and thus it is no longer redundant.
    But I'd check the rules on the Government site to be sure.
  •  On the other hand, refusing to accept a job back simply to obtain a redundancy payment is likely to be deemed to be unreasonable.(Thats if you don’t have job to go to.)So would I lose my redundancy and job If I don’t go back
  • Masomnia
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    You can still leave on that date but they don't have to pay you redundancy pay if there is a suitable alternative role/the same role for you to do.
    “I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.” - P.G. Wodehouse
  • Grumpy_chap
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    edited 12 July 2020 at 10:50AM
    If the company withdrew redundancy, you will not get any payment for redundancy.  Possibly not notice pay either.  Return to the job and then look for something new - keep your head above water in the meantime if nothing else.

    Also, would not get JSA if turned down a job offer.
  • Get your point 
    some people just think they can play about with people’s livelihoods 
    Have been and will carry on the search 
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882
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    They can unilaterally remove the redundancy. 

    They need your permission to cancel the notice.

    They need to pay notice and accrued unused holiday. 
  • prowla
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    The Government site is https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights; it states:

    You’re not entitled to statutory redundancy pay if:


  • elsien
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    terrier59 said:
    Get your point 
    some people just think they can play about with people’s livelihoods 
    Have been and will carry on the search 
    They thought there wouldn't be a role for you but have now realised that there is. They've actually ensured you retain your livelihood. 

    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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