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Just to check one thing - you say you have given them 7 weeks extra notice, do you mean you want to be paid as normal for that period AND get an additional 7 weeks' pay on top of that?
Legally, there is no precedent for this, meaning that you cannot force them to make such a payment. You are doing them a favour and in return they can do you one too by paying you extra for this, but this is certainly not a legal obligation in any way. All they are legally obliged to do is pay you as normal for that time but any extra remuneration is something which needs to be negotiated and agreed between you.
Depending on how keen they are on having you do this extra work, they may be willing to pay you an incentive to do this. However, if they refuse there is nothing you can do to facilitate that or to guarantee that if you agree to work linger they will pay you.
It is therefore purely down to negotiations between you and the employer.
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