Clause 7

Part of Employment Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:15 pm ar 14 Hydref 2008.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art 12:15, 14 Hydref 2008

Will there be an appeal system and, if so, how will it work? If someone is made redundant and does not receive the proper compensation to which the tribunal says they are entitled, they could default, for instance, on child support payments. People with a tight budget could have other commitments, such as standing orders, mortgages or whatever, but they could choose not to pay to maintain the Child Support Agency payments. The plaintiff could argue that they were unable to maintain their child support payments because of a reduction in the amount of money to which they were entitled, but they could at the same time maintain payments on white goods or mortgages. Who will adjudicate on whether someone has found a clever way around a commitment or whether it is a genuine entitlement to the plaintiff?