Posted on: Tuesday 7th April, 2020
Form RP1 is used to claim redundancy pay and other statutory entitlements including pay in lieu of notice, holiday pay, and arrears of wages. Once completed it needs to be submitted to the Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) who will acknowledge receipt and issue a unique reference number to use if you need to contact them at any stage.
If the form is completed correctly and in full, and is sanctioned by RPS, payments are generally received within around six weeks along with a breakdown of the calculation. Although this appears to be a straightforward procedure on the surface, redundancy can be a complex and confusing process.
With so many legal technicalities to consider, form RP1 can present some difficulties - if you’re unsure of your rights in this situation, for example, the payments you’re entitled to claim, and how much might be due to you.
So what do you need to consider when claiming redundancy pay via form RP1, and how can you obtain professional support to ensure you submit all the information needed and maximise your claim?
It’s advisable to obtain expert help prior to completing form RP1. Redundancy is an extremely stressful life event and receiving professional assistance not only offers valuable peace of mind, it also ensures you receive your full financial entitlement.
Having a claim rejected, even on a technicality, can severely delay receipt of the money you’re eligible for and increase the chances of financial difficulty on a personal level. Our experts at Redundancy Claims UK work closely with the Redundancy Payments Service and understand what is needed to maximise your claim.
So what elements might you need to consider when completing form RP1?
These are just a few common concerns experienced when claiming redundancy pay:
Once we’ve assessed your position and confirmed you’re able to make a legitimate claim for redundancy, we’ll help you complete form RP1 using our specialist in-house systems to process your claim.
We have vast experience of completing and submitting form RP1, and a high rate of successful claims. We’ll make sure you claim all the payments you’re legally entitled to, and submit the required information in full so that your claim goes through unhindered.
For more information about how we can help you maximise your claim for redundancy pay, please contact one of the team at Redundancy Claims UK. Our straightforward processes enable us to quickly establish your eligibility for redundancy payments, free-of-charge and with no obligation. RCUK are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Authorisation No 830522. You can check our registration here.
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May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all your professional help in securing for myself and my wife, redundancy pay. I would have no hesitation in recommending RCUK to assist them.Tom Harrison Managing Director of a construction company