Redundancy Payment and Tax Bands

Probably a naive question - but I just wanted to check....

Whilst I understand that the first £30k of a redundancy payment is exempt from income tax, does it in any way count as earned income for the purposes of tax banding? For example - if I'd earned £20k so far in a year and then received a £30k redundancy payment - would any subsequent income be taxed at 40% (as I've received £20k + £30k) or at 20% (as I've earned £20k and the £30k falls outside of these calculations)?

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  • Probably a naive question - but I just wanted to check....

    Whilst I understand that the first £30k of a redundancy payment is exempt from income tax, does it in any way count as earned income for the purposes of tax banding? For example - if I'd earned £20k so far in a year and then received a £30k redundancy payment - would any subsequent income be taxed at 40% (as I've received £20k + £30k) or at 20% (as I've earned £20k and the £30k falls outside of these calculations)?
    No, it is ignored. Not taxable in any way, shape or form.
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