Tom Blenkinsop – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tom Blenkinsop on 2015-10-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if (a) statutory redundancy payments and (b) final salaries will be paid from the Government’s support funding package for those affected by recent redundancies in the steel industry.

Anna Soubry

I can confirm that the support package covers both of these aspects. The money allocated towards redundancies factored in payments for owed salaries and does not affect the money for training and regeneration of the local economy. I also note that without Government action, SSI workers would not have been paid their salaries in September.