New cap on public sector exit payments set to be introduced

Last month, the government finally published draft regulations setting out how it intends to limit pay-offs to public sector workers, nearly four years after it first said it would tackle the issue of six-figure termination packages. On 10 April, the… Read on

Have you been dismissed for a fair reason?

It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee unfairly. However, an employer is entitled to dismiss for a fair reason, provided it follows a fair procedure in carrying out that dismissal. So, what actually amounts to an unfair… Read on

Negotiated exits: how to secure the best deal

Despite presiding over an IT meltdown earlier this year at high street bank, TSB, it has been reported that CEO, Paul Pester, walked away with a significant sum after resigning with immediate effect at the start of September. Clearly he… Read on

I’m being dismissed: do I need a settlement agreement?

Not every employer will offer every employee a settlement agreement on the termination of their employment. Does this matter? What are the benefits of a settlement agreement for employers and employees? And, do you have to use a lawyer (and… Read on

Top tips for a negotiated exit

Many people’s employment will end as a result of a mutually agreed settlement with their employer. This ensures that both parties can end their employment relationship formally –  usually with the payment of a termination package recorded in a settlement… Read on

Redundancy fact sheet

Our latest fact sheet looks at redundancy. Our series of factsheets is intended to cover topics which individuals may find of particular interest or, which are universally relevant but tricky to navigate.  Our aim is to give basic facts about… Read on

Taxation of termination payments: some changes delayed

It was previously announced that the Government intended to start charging employer National Insurance Contributions on termination payments above £30,000 from April this year. However, it has now been confirmed that this change will not take effect until April 2019.… Read on

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