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.


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UK records biggest fall in working hours since 1971

16 Jul 2020

Working hours, says the ONS, is a more telling measure of the economic picture than payroll numbers.

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Unemployment to top 4 million as workers come off furlough

15 Jul 2020

Unemployment could top 4 million by the end of the year, with 1.3 million people going straight from furlough into...

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Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash Solutions

14 Jul 2020

Security company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the...

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Jobs fears as Halfords plans to close up to 60 stores

14 Jul 2020

Cycling and car parts retailer Halfords expects to close up to 60 stores and garages by April 2021, putting hundreds...

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Primark will not take up job retention bonus

13 Jul 2020

John Lewis and William Hill thought to be unlikely to take advantage of scheme, but many other large firms still weighing it up.

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MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

10 Jul 2020

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

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Thousands of jobs at risk at Boots, John Lewis and Burger King

9 Jul 2020

Almost 7,000 jobs are at risk at Boots, Burger King and John Lewis.

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Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

9 Jul 2020

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

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Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

8 Jul 2020

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

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Ryanair cabin crew agree to pay cuts to keep jobs

8 Jul 2020

Cabin crew employed by Ryanair in the UK have agreed to take a pay cut in order to protect their...

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Two in five plan redundancies after furlough ends

7 Jul 2020

Two in five (44%) organisations with staff on furlough say they will have to make some or all of their...

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Boris Johnson reignites driverless Tube trains idea

7 Jul 2020

Driverless Tube trains should be a condition of any future government funding for Transport for London, Boris Johnson has said....

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Hundreds of redundancies expected at Pret A Manger

6 Jul 2020

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to close 30 branches and could cut around 1,000 jobs after a significant drop...

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Owner of Café Rouge and Bella Italia enters administration

3 Jul 2020

91 Casual Dining Group-owned outlets are closing down, at a cost of 1,900 jobs.

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