The Redundancy Payments (Local Government) (Modification) Orders

The Redundancy Payments (Local Government) (Modification) Orders (RPMO) give a person employed by a local authority or associated employer (see below for List of Main Employers), who moves between these employers, a statutory entitlement to count previous continuous employment in establishing his/her right to claim a redundancy payment if s/he is dismissed from his/her job unless, before ending employment, s/he is offered re-employment by an associated employer to start within 4 weeks of ending employment. In addition, the service is taken into account in calculating redundancy pay.

    Consequently, when appointing a person who has previously been employed by another local authority or associated employer, it is important that the person drawing up the contract of employment enters the date of start of continuous employment in the Statement of Written Particulars.

    In addition, this previous employment is also taken into account in determining certain other entitlements (e.g. leave, sickness allowance, annual leave, notice period) of support staff.

For further guidance or advice, please contact Cheshire East Human Resources.

List of Main Employers

All local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland.
Bodies advising local authorities (e.g. local authority associations; LGMB; Provincial Councils).
Joint boards and joint authorities (e.g. London Fire and Civil Defence Authority).
Fire Authorities.
Residuary bodies.
Police Authorities (civilian staff - except for the Metropolitan Police).
A probation committee.
A magistrates' courts committee or Committee of Magistrates for the Inner London Area.
The Commission for the New Towns.
The Housing Corporation.
A development corporation.
A development corporation in Scotland.
A passenger transport executive.
An urban development corporation.
The English Industrial Estates Corporation.
The Welsh Development Agency.
The Development Board for Rural Wales.
The Scottish Development Agency.
The Scottish Special Housing Association.
The Central Scotland Water Development Board.
A river purification board in Scotland.
Local Authority Passenger Transport Executives
Maintained colleges.
Voluntary schools.
Direct grant schools.
A local valuation panel.
The Sports Council.
The Sports Council for Wales.
The Scottish Sports Council.
The Forth Road Bridge Joint Board.
The Tay Road Bridge Board.
The Commission for Local Administration in England
The Commission for Local Administration in Wales
The Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland
The Commission for Local Authority Accounts in Scotland
The Land Authority for Wales
The Board of Governors of the Museum of London
In England a parish council, a common parish council, a parish meeting;  in Wales, a community council
The Scottish Council for Research in Education
The Scottish Council for Educational Technology
The National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education
The Further Education Staff College
The Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research
The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales)
The Scottish Museums Council
The Scottish Community Education Council
The Scottish Vocational Education Council
The Scottish Examination Board
Newbattle Abbey College
National Mobility Services Trust Limited
The Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
The South Yorkshire Pensions Authority
Polytechnics funded by Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council (PCFC)
The PCFC itself
Grant maintained schools
City technology colleges
City college for the technology of the arts
Scottish Homes established under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988
The Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee
Corporate Colleges established under the Self-Governing Schools etc (Scotland) Act 1989
The London Pensions Fund Authority
The Board of Management of a Self-Governing School as defined in section  80(1) of the Self-Governing Schools etc (Scotland) Act 1989
The Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust
The Geffrye Museum Trust
General Teaching Council for Scotland
Scottish Enterprise
Local Government Management Board
The Humberside Independent Care Association
Quantum Care Limited
A Further Education Funding Council established by Section 1 of the  Further and Higher Education Act 1992
Further Education Corporations established under Section 15 or 16 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 or in respect of which an  order has been made under section 47 of the Act
The governing body of an institution which is a designated institution for the purposes of the Part 1 of the Further and Higher Education   Act 1992 or in the case of such an institution conducted by a company, that company
The Board of Management of a College of Further Education, which is  managed by such a Board in terms of Part 1 of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992
The governing body of a designated institution within the meaning of section 44(2) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992

(Compiled from the Redundancy Payments (Local Government) (Modification) Orders 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993).


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