Guarantee Payments

This is a statutory payment made to employees with one month's service with their employer, who are not provided with work throughout a day during which they would normally be required to work under their contracts of employment.

Payment is limited to a maximum of five days in any period of three months but the entitlement cannot exceed the number of days a week the employee is contracted to work in a normal week. Guaranteed pay is currently £25.90 a day  (from 14th February 2016) and this figure is renewed annually.

See Lay-Off & Short-Time Working

LRA Information note -No.5 Temporary lay-off and short-time working

Employees Guarantee payment 

Employers- Guarantee payment

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

For all non-employment related queries or questions please fill in the box below.