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Redundancy Payments

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment further to his reply, Official Report, 16 January, c. 701, if he will provide an annual breakdown of the total number of employees who received payments and the cost to the redundancy fund, and the respective annual totals of male and female employees involved.

An annual breakdown of the numbers of employees who received payments under the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 and the approximate cost to the redundancy fund in rebates to employers and direct payments to employees is given below.Separate figures for male and female employees are not available.

YearNumber of employeesCost to the fund £000
6th December 1965 to 31st December 1966138,89519,986
1967249,78237,721
1968264,49146,377
1969250,76438,579
1970275,56338,956
1971370,30657,106
1972297,12050,775
1973176,91934,520
1974182,16138,555
1975340,21594,131
1976313,728101,269
1977267,23487,904
1st January 1978 to 31st October 1978216,74669,261