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Thomas Cook Taskforce is concluded after employees receive £59 million redundancy pay and many helped back into work

12 May 2020

A cross-government Taskforce featuring Mayor James Palmer has officially concluded, having issued £59 million in redundancy pay to 8,281 ex-employees of former travel agency Thomas Cook, after it announced liquidation in September 2019.The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department of Work and Pensions, who chaired the Taskforce, wrote to its members including Mayor James Palmer and Chair of the Business Board Austen Adams to thank them for their work in helping to mitigate the impact of Thomas Cook’s insolvency for over 9,000 former employees and on local economies including Peterborough, where many ex-employees were based.The Taskforce was made up of Local Authorities, Trade Associations, Unions, Government Ministers, Government Departments and MPs.

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough partners have come together to support former Thomas Cook employees

30 September 2019

Since the announcement on 23 September that Thomas Cook has entered compulsory liquidation, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority partners have been working together to provide support for former employees.

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