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.

Furlough in action: BA, M&S, Disney, McAlpine and more

Employers are putting thousands of staff on furlough to reduce their costs and seek to protect their employment  during a...

April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

2 Apr 2020

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

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Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

31 Mar 2020

Thousands of jobs at risk as two restaurant chains and a household goods supplier enter administration.

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What you need to know about furlough

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be running by end of April

27 Mar 2020

The temporary scheme will be open to all UK employers who had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020 for at least three months.

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Government urged to take equity stake in airlines to protect jobs

23 Mar 2020

EasyJet's £174m dividend payout attracts criticism while negotiations aimed at rescuing the coronavirus-hit aviation sector continue.

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Consider support before making redundancies, says Bank of England boss

19 Mar 2020

Firms should consider the support the government and banks have offered.

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know (webinar)

19 Mar 2020

ON-DEMAND | As the true impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic becomes apparent, employers are facing...

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Almost 3,000 Carphone Warehouse jobs to be lost

17 Mar 2020

All 531 stand-alone Carphone Warehouse stores in the UK are to close in April, with the loss of 2,900 jobs....

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British Airways warns of sweeping job cuts in response to coronavirus

13 Mar 2020

Airlines scramble for immediate cost cuts as Covid-19 and travel bans hit aviation sector.

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Staff face ‘temporary’ redundancies and reduced hours

13 Mar 2020

Airlines and manufacturers are having to lay-off staff but how easy is this, particularly as different rules and agreements govern relationships with employees in different countries.

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Flybe collapses with loss of 2,000 jobs

5 Mar 2020

More than 2,000 jobs have been lost at airline Flybe, which has gone into administration after the government withdrew a...

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Capping disabled police officers’ pay-outs was discriminatory

28 Feb 2020

The decision to cap compensation for two police officers with disabilities to prevent them from receiving a “windfall” was unfavourable...

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Jobs at risk as Tesco announces bakery overhaul

26 Feb 2020

More than 1,800 Tesco staff are at risk of redundancy as the retailer overhauls its in-store bakery operation to meet...

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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