Redundancy on the cheap

Jul 03 2003 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Buried in the UK Government's consultation document on ageism published yesterday was a section advocating the end of a higher rate of redundancy for older employees.

According to today's Independent, this would lead to people aged between 41 and 65 seeing their redundancy cut from one and a half week's pay to one week's pay for each year of service - effectively making it cheaper for employers to make older people redundant. Must be another example of 'joined-up thinking' . . .

The Independent | Anti-ageism move would cut redundancy pay