Information & consultation

Employers are obliged to inform and consult with employees in certain workplace scenarios. Under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, an employer may be obliged to consult with its workforce on key matters that affect employment. If an employer receives a valid request from its employees it is required to enter into negotiations to establish a procedure for informing and consulting them.

Where an employer is making collective redundancies or is party to a TUPE transfer, either as the transferee or the transferor, it is required to inform and consult with “appropriate representatives” of the affected employees.


Eight steps to consider when changing your DC pension

Changing the defined contribution (DC) pension scheme might be something organisations are considering in the context of furlough or simply...

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Coronavirus pushes redundancy up the agenda but there are complications

1 May 2020

Jonathan Maude looks at the risks and complications inherent in the redundancy process, which many businesses may not have considered

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Pensions Regulator relaxes enforcement of contribution reduction rules

16 Apr 2020

Employers’ obligations under the pensions automatic enrolment rules continue to apply, but the Pensions Regulator has made a number of...

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CBI: Confirm furlough extension or redundancies could be permanent

15 Apr 2020

Companies could be forced into a position where they have to make people permanently redundant if the government doesn’t confirm...

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Furlough: what the updated guidance clarifies, and what it doesn’t

6 Apr 2020

Employers may still have questions even after Rishi Sunak's clarification of the system's details.

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Former Thomas Cook staff to take legal action

27 Sep 2019

MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action

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Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

5 Aug 2019

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

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Tesco worker ‘left in the dark’ about role was unfairly dismissed

5 Aug 2019

A former Tesco employee who was left in the dark about changes to her role and suspended for not accepting them was constructively and unfairly dismissed.

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Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

2 Jul 2019

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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Outsourcing giant faces protests over payroll upgrade

11 Apr 2019

The outsourcing company ISS faces protests today over changes to its payroll system that will see it withhold the pay...

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The Good Work Plan: how should employers prepare?

20 Feb 2019

In December 2018, the government set out the reforms it planned to introduce as part of the Good Work Plan,...

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Honda confirms 2021 closure of Swindon manufacturing plant

19 Feb 2019

Honda has confirmed that it proposes to close its manufacturing plant in Swindon in 2021, with the loss of around...

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MPs press for action over Sainsbury’s pay and contract review

22 May 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has been urged to take action over an “array of deplorable decisions” that MPs say will...

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