Boss can't afford to pay any statutory redundancy money but is NOT insolvent

The sole trader business I have worked for for  22 years is closing. I am being made redundant on 1st August. The boss cannot afford to pay his staff any statutory redundancy entitlements. He is going to wait until one of his creditors makes him bankrupt - which could take months, whereas I only have 6 months to make a claim to the Insolvency Service. However, as he is not OFFICIALLY insolvent, and I don't have a CN ref no . .. I am unable to make a claim.  My boss has no assets, therefore I assume there is no point going forward with an Employment Tribunal case. Is this correct? If so . . . what CAN I do? Any advice would be much appreciated . . . I seem to be between a rock and a hard place through no fault of my own. 

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