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Redundancy Payments

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average value of redundancy payments paid by industry in 1973 and 1974; and how this compares with the value of redundancy payments in France, West Germany and Sweden over the same period.

The following information relates to employees in respect of whom payments were made from the Redundancy Fund:

Average payment to which employees were entitled under the Redundancy Payments Act
Year£
1973376
1974404
These figures are not comparable with the value of redundancy payments in France, West Germany and Sweden because the arrangements which apply in those countries vary in both scope and benefits payable from the United Kingdom scheme.