Friday, Oct 30, 2009

Youth unemployment crisis mounting

BBC News: Paperboy offered £6.93 redundancy

A 13-year-old paperboy in Bedfordshire who earns £6.53 a week could have been one of the youngest people in the UK to be offered a redundancy package. Kane Middleton received a formal letter which told him he was being laid off from his round in Clophill. It outlined a redundancy package of "one week's pay in lieu of notice, which equates to £6.93 (subject to tax and NI)". Kane said he began his round two months ago to buy treats and a new cage for his hamster, Splodge.

Posted by drewster @ 07:18 PM (1066 views)
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1. phdinbubbles said...

I lost my dishwashing job during the last recession. Feeling cheated of my £6.93 now.

Friday, October 30, 2009 07:22PM Report Comment
 

2. drewster said...

I'm just slightly shocked that one week's pay was £6.93. I hope it was a very short round!

Friday, October 30, 2009 07:37PM Report Comment
 

3. jack c said...

Couple of things here (1) unusual for a 13 year old to have sufficient earnings to exceed his personal allowance - so why would the £6.93 be subject to Tax & NI? (2) If its a genuine redundancy payment the first £30k is Tax free.

I wonder if Mark Wadsworth will do a bit of Pro Bono work for this boy and reclaim his Tax and NI ?

Friday, October 30, 2009 09:09PM Report Comment
 

4. little professor said...

Jack c - the tax & NI bit was just standard bumf on the redundancy form, it doesn't apply to him. They just use the same stock redundancy letter for everyone.

Friday, October 30, 2009 11:09PM Report Comment
 

5. mystie010 said...

I hope he doesn't spend it all at once cos he'll need every penny to put down towards a deposit on his house :-)

Saturday, October 31, 2009 09:26AM Report Comment
 

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