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Redundancy rights: local authority

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Consultant editor: Laurie Anstis


  • Employees who are aged over 55 and who are made redundant may be entitled to an immediate payment of pension benefits. (See Payment of pension)
  • Redundancy payments in local government are affected by the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc) Modification Order 1999 (SI 1999/2277). (See Effect of the "Modification Order")
  • Additional payments by way of compensation for redundancy may be made in accordance with discretionary statutory provisions. (See Additional payments)
  • Local authorities are required to formulate policies on the exercise of discretion with regard to additional payments. (See Policies on discretionary compensation payments)
  • There is no requirement to ensure that any individual receives the best possible severance terms. (See Best possible terms)
  • The Local Government Association has issued guidance on handling redundancies. (See Local Government Association advice)