Formal change of hours before redundancy

If an employer formally changes the contracted hours prior to redundancy does this make a redundancy payout less if it comes to it in the future?  (Consultation process started)

Contracted hours are 48, been told these are changing to between 40 and 48.

Does the variation affect any future redundancy payment?

Hours are to be reviewed monthly and once business resumes to previous levels, full contracted hours will be reinstated.


  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882
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    A statutory redundancy payout  is based on a weeks pay(capped at £538pw) at a set date as defined in the employment act.

    Enhanced they can pay what they like as long as it is more than the statutory

    If this is to be a temp measure better to have it stated that any redundancies during the review period remains at the 48hr level  but if they only pay Statutory  and 40hr is still over the cap then makes no difference.

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