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Temporarily laid off and choosing to resign watch

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    Hope this is the right place to put this, if not please move it

    Not sure if anyone else has been in this situation or knows anything about it, but thought I'd ask.

    I've worked at the same company for about 2 years on and off. In this time I've been laid off 3 times. The last time I got laid off was at the start of December, along with the majority of the company. I also got paid 3 weeks late, so did a lot of the other people that worked there, as the company literally had no money to pay us.

    Obviously with me getting laid off, I signed on. As I was only temporarily laid off again, I didn't have to enter into a Jobseekers Agreement, as I am still classed as employed.

    Anyway, today I get a call from my boss offering me another position at the company which I decided to turn down. I was told that turning down this position would mean handing in my resignation, which is fair enough.

    I would rather move out of that sector of work and find a job with better security, even for less pay if I have to (not really bothered about the money if its more secure).

    I don't really want to go back working there when chances are I'll only get laid off in a couple of months again anyway, as the business sector is drying up, especially when there is no guarantee that I will be paid for me work.

    My question is; as this is classed as resigning from my job, will I lose my jobseekers allowance? Not too fussed if I do, as I'm pretty confident I can find another job within the next month or so anyway, and I do have enough money saved up to live off. But would rather have it than not obviously.

    1) The Job offered was different to my previous job. It was actually working for a different department.

    2) I wasn't actually working for the company when I chose to resign.

    3) There is no guarantee that I will get paid.

    4) Chances are I will get laid off again in the near future.

    Any knowledge or past experience in this area would be grateful.

    Thanks in advance


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    I've read that yeah, It does say you lose you're allowance if you leave your job voluntarily, but that's more not being able to get it in the first place. Seems like I'm in a bit of a grey area, as I resigned from I company that I was employed by but not actually working for.
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