Collective redundancy

Where an employer is proposing to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within 90 days, it is obliged to consult with appropriate representatives of the affected employees. This is known as “collective consultation”.

The duty to consult collectively on redundancies is in addition to the employer's obligations to consult individually with each of the potentially redundant employees.

Babcock International to cull 1,000 jobs

Defence contractor Babcock International is to cut 1,000 jobs in order to improve efficiency and reduce 'siloed' working.

Can you afford to make staff redundant?

30 Mar 2021

Faced with financial pressures, reducing headcount seems the logical next step. But redundancy carries its own direct and hidden costs, and there are alternatives …

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1,500 more jobs to go at John Lewis

24 Mar 2021

John Lewis Partnership has announced that it will keep eight of its 42 John Lewis stores closed when retail restrictions ease, putting 1,465 jobs at risk.

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Up to 1,500 former Thomas Cook employees win payouts

16 Mar 2021

A tribunal has ruled that the travel giant failed to consult before making redundancies when it went into administration in September 2019.

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Thorntons to close all stores as Greggs reveals expansion plan

16 Mar 2021

Thorntons is to close its remaining 61 stores while Greggs says it will open a further 100 in 2021.

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Redundancies proposed at Aston Martin plant

11 Mar 2021

Around 200 jobs are set to be lost at Aston Martin's plant in the Vale of Glamorgan as it presses ahead with its cost-cutting plans.

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Job losses and zero-hours contracts planned for Evans Cycles

10 Mar 2021

The cycling retailer, owned by Frasers Group, expects to slash headcount and change the remaining workers' contracts.

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Fears for 5,000 steel jobs as financial backer appoints administrator

9 Mar 2021

Around 5,000 UK steel jobs are at risk as one of the industry’s financial backers has gone into administration.

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Asda restructure set to impact 5,000 jobs

25 Feb 2021

Asda begins consultations with staff as major restructure is drawn up in response to surge in online shopping.

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Unemployment may be ‘close to peak’, says CIPD

22 Feb 2021

More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD.

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How technology can help as businesses face the offboarding challenge

22 Feb 2021

Digital tools can play in ensuring the ‘offboarding’ experience is well organised and communicated, writes Duncan Casemore.

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Arcadia pensions deficit more than £500 million

19 Feb 2021

The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.

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Long-term furlough and unemployment ‘scarring’ workers

18 Feb 2021

The Resolution Foundation says almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months.

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Blanket furlough extension could ‘choke’ economic recovery

16 Feb 2021

Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that any extension of furlough beyond 30 April must be ‘limited and carefully targeted’.

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Heineken to cut 8,000 jobs worldwide

10 Feb 2021

Brewing giant Heineken has announced plans to cut nearly 10% of its global workforce as the coronavirus pandemic badly affects sales.

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