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National Insurance Manual

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NIM07083 - Class 1 NICs: Payments made under employment legislation: Insolvency of employer: Limit on the amount that can be paid out of the National Insurance Fund to an employee for any week

Section 186 Employment Rights Act 1996

NIM07081 gives details of the circumstances in which the Secretary of State forTrade and Industry (“SofSforTI”) can make payments out of the National InsuranceFund. And

NIM07082 gives guidance on what payments theSofSforTI can make. But the amount they can pay to an employee for any week is limited.

Where the amount claimed by the employee is based on time, for instance, unpaid weeklywages, there is a statutory limit on the amount that the SofSforTI can pay for any oneweek.

The weekly limit is usually increased each year. At May 2001, the limit is £240 a week.