We may only be three months into 2022 but plenty of big employers – both here in the UK and overseas – are making employees redundant for a myriad of reasons.

OVO Energy is reportedly trying to control costs by cutting 1,700 jobs as gas market prices soar to record highs, Tesco is in the process of axing 1,600 jobs as part of a business remodel, and Peloton has also said it will cut about 2,800 jobs globally due to a drop in demand for its products.

In the three months to 30 November 2021, however, the UK’s redundancy rate was a record low following the end of the furlough scheme.

But the tide may now be turning and employers that are going through the same process as the likes of OVO, Tesco and Peloton should be aware of how termination payments work.

These payments are made to an employee in relation to the termination or loss of their employment, such as when you make members of staff redundant.

We’ll go through everything in layman’s terms to give you an idea of what to expect, but you might need our advice to calculate how individual packages should be paid and taxed.

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The views expressed in this article are the personal views of the Author and other professionals may express different views. They may not be the views of Lambert Chapman LLP. The material in the article cannot and should not be considered as exhaustive. Professional advice should be sought in connection with any of the issues contained in the article and the implementation of any actions.

Lambert Chapman Chartered Accountants

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