Generally, local authorities are not considered ‘associated employers’. However, for the purpose of calculating Redundancy Payments, e.g. continuity of employment in local government etc. (Modification) Order 1999 has the effect of making local government, including maintained schools and academies, associated employers for the purpose of redundancy payments.
This means that previous service with a local authority school will count towards calculating the period of continuous service and a redundancy payment where there has been no break of at least a statutory week in service.