Redundancy due to liquidation

Hi the company my husband works for engaged a liquidation practitioner and shut down with immediate effect on December 18th, changing the locks and all employees made redundant with immediate effect. The director has not yet registered the voluntary liquidation, leaving the employees in limbo. The director says he is starting a new company and going to offer some of the staff their jobs back. If he does this prior to filing the liquidation, how will this affect my husbands claim for a redundancy pay out if he goes back to work for the same director, same premises, but different company name. We have been without an income for four weeks and we had prior debts, so it the  redundancy payments would help us considerably, we don’t want to jeopardise the payment if this would be affected by going back to work for the same boss in his new company. Would it be advisable to get a position in a completely different company. 

Thanks in advance 


  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 8,932
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    It's legally a different company so would be no different than if he had got a job at Tesco instead. If the director is allowed to continue to be a company director will depend on the investigation by the Insolvency Practitioner 

    What makes you think they will make a better go of the business the second time and you won't be back here in a years time saying the second company has gone bust too?
  • Thanks, it’s just the job search has not been entirely fruitful, so keeping options open if nothing else comes to fruition 🙂
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