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Is it your request to delay the payment?
ok this is more appropriate for our tax section, rather than law, so I will move it there
I can assist - I am afraid with this large a gap from 30 Nov to 5th April HMRC are going to question the validity of the payment and why it was so long after your job role ceased. so I am afraid due t that reason the payment cannot be delayed without causing issues with HMRC.
However it may well be that you are due up to £30,000 tax free and there may be ways to mitigate some of the tax
So if you wish further advsie on this please advsie
1) Your salary up to 30 Nov - and are we talking about 2017 or 2018
2) The lump sum payment they will make to you and how it is made up (so what amount is statutory redundancy - what is pay in lieu, holiday pay, bonuses or commission etc etc and do you have a contractual right to receive it (what does your employment contract state)
3) Will you take up employment (or seek employment) after this one ceases or wait until after 5 April
I can then advise further
A few weeks at most and at a push leaving say beginning March and payment after 5th April anything more than this does not make a redundancy payment with the usual entitlements and tax relief considerations
Then I am sorry you will just have to suffer the tax position as to over extend the true payment date is not something HMRC will accept and I doubt your employer would agree anyway for the same reason
I wish there was some way I could help you lessen your tax position - but other than the fact that you will have unused personal tax allowances (if the combined income is less than £100K) and even this seems unlikely if you are to suffer 45% tax banding as this suggests combined income of over £150K then here is nothing more that can be done
Do let me know if I can assist further, or, if you have all that you need, it would be appreciated if you could rate me for the level of service and time spent on your responses (rather than the fact the answer is perhaps not what you wanted to hear)