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.


Half a million redundancies planned in first five months of pandemic

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

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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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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Job Support Scheme ‘won’t reduce job losses’

25 Sep 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will not save enough jobs and could be improved if the government scraps its ‘poorly...

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Don’t rush to make redundancies, insist key industry bodies

24 Sep 2020

Employers must “exhaust all possible alternatives” before making redundancies, a joint statement from Acas, the Confederation of British Industry and...

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BA boss signals ‘fire and rehire’ plan U-turn

17 Sep 2020

The chief executive of British Airways has told MPs that it sees no need to ‘fire and rehire’ cabin crew...

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Unite union: Extend furlough to avoid ‘redundancy floodgates’

16 Sep 2020

The Unite union has added to calls for the government to extend the furlough scheme beyond the end of October...

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Arcadia agrees to pay furloughed staff full notice pay

14 Sep 2020

Topshop and Dorothy Perkins owner Arcadia Group has agreed to pay full salaries to staff facing redundancy, after it emerged...

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Autumn redundancies in the UK could exceed 450,000

14 Sep 2020

Almost half a million redundancies could be made this autumn alone, according to data that highlights the potential scale of the jobs crisis.

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Planned job losses totalled 300k in June and July

8 Sep 2020

Employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies over a two-month period, as restrictions introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19 took...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2020: Returning to work and quarantine

2 Sep 2020

The summer holiday season raised questions for employers about the impact of self-isolating and quarantining after returning from abroad. A...

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Pret A Manger to cut a third of staff

28 Aug 2020

Troubled sandwich chain Pret A Manger is to make around a third of its workforce redundant as demand from commuters...

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Gatwick Airport to make a quarter of staff redundant

27 Aug 2020

Gatwick Airport plans to slash headcount by around a quarter as passenger numbers fail to recover.
The proposals could see...

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Retail jobs cut at fastest rate in more than a decade

26 Aug 2020

Retailers in the UK cut jobs at the fastest rate since 2009 over the last 12 months, according to the...

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