Claim for redundancy and other money you’re owed by an employer

Use this service to claim money if your employer owes you a redundancy payment or other money like wages, holiday and commission.

Your employer must be unable to pay you, for example because they’re insolvent.

There’s a different service if you need to claim for loss of notice pay.


To be eligible you must:

  • be a UK or EEA national (or foreign national with the right to work in the UK)
  • have been an employee at the business

If you’re not eligible (for example you’re a contractor) register as a creditor instead.

If you’re a company director

You must have been an employee at the business as well as a director to be eligible for a payment.

You’ll need to provide evidence to support your claim. You’ll be asked for this by the Insolvency Service.

Make a claim online

You’ll need:

  • a ‘CN’ (case reference) number
  • your National Insurance number
  • an email address
  • your bank or building society details (so you can get paid)
  • the date you became redundant (if you lost your job) - this can be found on your official letter of redundancy
  • your employment details, including dates you were employed and how much you were paid
  • details of any money you’re owed by your employer
  • the number of holiday days you’re entitled to and holiday days you’ve taken
  • copies of any letters sent to or received from your employer or an employment tribunal
  • details of any money you still owe your employer

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What you need to know

Help using the online service

Contact the Insolvency Service if you need help using the service.

Insolvency Service
Telephone: 0330 331 0020
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, 9am to 3pm
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