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Worker Registration Scheme

Volume 712: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to reimburse European workers who have paid the Worker Registration Scheme fee and are then made redundant through their employers' businesses failing. [HL4686]

There are no plans to reimburse the worker registration scheme fee for those who are made redundant. The fee is designed to recover the cost of administering the scheme and is not linked to how long applicants remain in employment.

Those who are made redundant may seek alternative employment and reregister without charge. The fee applies only to initial applications and not to those who are registering a change of employment.