Myself and a number of colleagues have recently been made reduntant from a small company suffering extreme financial difficulties. We have not received wages for the last month we all worked (or for our notice & redundancy periods) and have been told to claim all monies owed through the government’s “Guarantee Payment Scheme”. We have not been told the official status of the company (i.e. is it insolvent, or about to go into administration) but wondered how this may affect our right to claim.

To be honest we are in total disbelief that we could simply claim our money from the government and that’s it. We are getting no support whatsoever from our previous employer – so any guidance or advice anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated. We have already visited the dti website but it would be great if anyone could shed light on the situation in real terms rather than through official legislation.


Julie Goldsworth