A new link has been added on the right of this page that allows you to demand that your MP supports Lindsay Hoyle's (pictured on the right of this picture with Tony Woodley) Private Member's Bill which will seek to increase the current level of redundancy pay.
The maximum statutory payment has always been scandalously low ever since the Tories broke the link with earnings in the 1980's.
I have cut and pasted below the text from the web-site of Unions Together which is the campaigning arm of those unions affiliated to the Labour Party.
On Friday March 13th, Lindsay Hoyle MP will be putting forward a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that would uprate the current level of statutory redundancy pay – the minimum that workers can expect to be paid if they are laid off. When it was first introduced, this was more than double the average weekly wage. But because it has not been increased with inflation, it is now worth only half of average pay. This is an important issue for working people, particularly in these turbulent economic times.
Please take the time to harass your MP and shame them into supporting the PMB. There should be no reasonable reason why your MP refuses to do this, not least in the current economic climate, and I'll welcome your feedback on their replies.
Because of the rules on Private Member’s Bills, we need enough MPs to turn up to support the Bill, or any MP who opposes it can just “talk out” the Bill, preventing it even getting to a vote. It is crucial that we ensure there are enough Labour MPs supporting the Bill in the House of Commons on March 13th so it can move forward. That’s where you can help – by writing to your MP and asking them to be in the House of Commons for the debate.
I know well from personal experience that MPs can take an age to reply to requests like this so, in the meantime, I'd welcome any comments on the rate you'd want to see the statutory maximum set at and/or the methods to link the payments to, for example, earnings etc.