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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.
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 …
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.
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.
16 Mar 2021
Thorntons is to close its remaining 61 stores while Greggs says it will open a further 100 in 2021.
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.
10 Mar 2021
The cycling retailer, owned by Frasers Group, expects to slash headcount and change the remaining workers' contracts.
9 Mar 2021
Around 5,000 UK steel jobs are at risk as one of the industry’s financial backers has gone into administration.
25 Feb 2021
Asda begins consultations with staff as major restructure is drawn up in response to surge in online shopping.
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.
22 Feb 2021
Digital tools can play in ensuring the ‘offboarding’ experience is well organised and communicated, writes Duncan Casemore.
19 Feb 2021
The pension deficit left by the collapse of high street giant is around £150m more than initial estimates.
18 Feb 2021
The Resolution Foundation says almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months.
16 Feb 2021
Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that any extension of furlough beyond 30 April must be ‘limited and carefully targeted’.
10 Feb 2021
Brewing giant Heineken has announced plans to cut nearly 10% of its global workforce as the coronavirus pandemic badly affects sales.