Redundancy

Redundancies occur when an employer is ceasing to carry on with work for which the employee was employed, or is ceasing to carry on with work in the place where the employee is employed.

While redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, for a redundancy dismissal to be fair, there must be a genuine redundancy situation and the employer must follow a fair redundancy procedure, including consulting on an individual basis. The employer must also comply with its collective consultation obligations where these apply.


London restrictions risk quarter of a million hospitality jobs

The introduction of tougher Covid-19 restrictions in London will put up to 250,000 hospitality jobs at risk.
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Liverpool launches wage ‘top up’ scheme for hospitality and leisure

15 Oct 2020

Liverpool is to provide £40m of emergency funding for hospitality and leisure businesses in the region, allowing those affected by...

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Largest annual rise in redundancies since 2009

13 Oct 2020

As the UK sees the largest annual increase in redundancies since 2009, business groups have urged the government to ‘get...

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UK hospitality industry mounts legal challenge to fresh lockdown rules

12 Oct 2020

Judicial review sought to halt new restrictions that could lead to closures of pub, restaurants and clubs.

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Job Support Scheme guidance needed soon to avoid redundancies

9 Oct 2020

Organisations are in desperate need of guidance around the Job Support Scheme in order to make decisions about their future....

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Job losses accelerate as furlough draws to a close

8 Oct 2020

Up to 800 jobs are being shed by Suffolk brewer Greene King with the closure of 79 pubs and restaurants,...

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Hospitality job losses will be ‘far higher’ than expected

7 Oct 2020

Far more pub, bar and restaurant workers than previously thought are likely to lose their jobs by the end of...

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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Half a million redundancies planned in first five months of pandemic

6 Oct 2020

Employers planned to make almost half a million redundancies in the first five months of the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures...

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Sunak to announce ‘Jets’ scheme to boost employment

5 Oct 2020

Work coaches are to be recruited by the Department for Work and Pensions in their thousands to ‘ramp up support’ for unemployed people.

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Furlough bonus guidance published

2 Oct 2020

The government has published details of the one-off bonus that employers can claim if they keep previously furloughed employees on...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2020: Testing, Brexit and redundancy

2 Oct 2020

As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...

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One third of businesses plan redundancies before Christmas

1 Oct 2020

One in three firms are likely to make redundancies over the next three months, but many admit they are unaware...

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Bearers of bad news: what HR needs to know about insolvency

30 Sep 2020

With so much economic strife on our doorstep HR leaders will have to take a deep breath and confront the difficult issue of company insolvency.

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Thousands of redundancies planned at Shell, TSB and Disney

30 Sep 2020

Thousands more job losses are expected at Royal Dutch Shell, Greggs, TSB and Disney in response to changing in demand...

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