This letter template is for an employee who has had an offer of employment rescinded. Unfortunately employees have very limited rights in these circumstances but if you have already signed a contract of employment you are entitled to be paid for the notice period required to terminate the contract.
Even if you haven’t got a written contract but you have agreed a start date, you may be entitled to a week’s pay.
You can send the letter below to your new employer to seek compensation. (Please firstly insert the information sought in the [square brackets].) If they disagree it would amount to a breach of contract and be actionable in the Employment Tribunal.
There is more information in our article about your employment rights during the coronavirus pandemic.