Chaps - FYI if you need a site to contact each other on, the old Time Independant Employees Forum is still existant (though not used much) as was specifically set up to be a point of contact in cases like this. Its at http://pub2.bravenet.com/forum/123673187
Unfortunataly the other two forums tinycon.com and tinysux.com were both shut by legal action. However the ITEF is still there, works and is available for postings.
The other point is get together to act.
(1) Push for a rapid redundancy payoff. If the old company has been closed and is cashless, then you have to claim from the DTI. Do it as quickly as possible
(2) As there has been no period of consultation over the redundancy you have an additional legal claim for this failure. If you take them to court you will win. Speak to your Union over this - if you don't have one, try discussing it with the GMB - they've had a longrunning campaign against the way the Mohsans treat their staff.