Reply To: Amendment 9 – Oh what fun!

martin walmsley

Peter – I agree, example 3 is a strange one. So this time the period of award rather than the date of the NTC letter is used to calculate the no. of days/start date. The guidance we have is inconsistent, and all we can do is to make the best decision we feel is possible (not always easy).

Mark – re the payments of arrears. This is not always straightforward either. Some of the NTC award letters we have been receiving have a “larger payment” (i.e. what we have been advised to treat as arrears), then a very small payment, followed by the normal frequency/amount of instalments. Therefore, are we to assume this “small payment” is also part of the arrears?