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Ben, I have a few more questions regarding my redundancy

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Hi Ben,I have a few more questions regarding my redundancy case.1. The individual would like the payment tax free as an ex gratia payment as it is notice pay can we do this?
2. There are restrictive clauses in his contract for 6 months. As he is being made redundant would these still apply?
3. He has requested a settlement agreement do we have to adhere to this or can we just pay him what is owed.Thankyou

Hi there, to answer your questions:

1. If this is notice pay they are due under their contract then that is a taxable payment

2. The clauses would still apply even if he is made redundant – he is not being dismissed in breach of contract so the contract would remain in place, together with any restrictions. You can of course waive any of these if you wanted to

3. No you do not have to agree to a settlement agreement, this is entirely voluntary

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