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.


Top 10 HR questions June 2020: flexible furlough and redundancy

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme include the introduction of flexible furlough and the gradual withdrawal of funding.

BBC culls 450 regional jobs across England

2 Jul 2020

The BBC plans to cut 450 jobs in local radio stations and regional TV news across England, roughly one in...

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Ryanair pilots accept 20% pay cut to save jobs

2 Jul 2020

Ryanair pilots in the UK have accepted a temporary pay cut of 20% in order to safeguard jobs.
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Thousands of redundancies announced across retail, hospitality and aviation

1 Jul 2020

Job cuts announced at Harrods, TM Lewin, easyJet and more.

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Royal Mail to cut 2,000 management jobs

25 Jun 2020

Royal Mail Group is expecting to cut around 2,000 management roles as part of a major restructure.

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RSPCA prepares to make one fifth of staff redundant

19 Jun 2020

Animal welfare charity the RSPCA is to make almost one fifth of its employees redundant, due in part to the...

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HSBC resurrects plans to cut 35,000 jobs

17 Jun 2020

HSBC is to press ahead with plans for mass redundancies that had been put on hold at the peak of...

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Survivor’s guilt: supporting staff who have avoided redundancy

12 Jun 2020

With mass redundancies expected over the coming months, it’s easy to focus on supporting those losing their jobs. But ‘survivors’...

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TUC proposes job guarantee scheme to avoid youth unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Women aged 25 and under faced the greatest risk of long term unemployment because of the Covid-19 crisis, claims TUC study.

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Final day to furlough new employees

10 Jun 2020

Today is the last day employers can place employees on furlough who have so far not been on the government’s...

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What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

10 Jun 2020

In the view of the global economic recession, international employers should know their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam...

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Car industry faces more job losses: Bentley and Lookers

5 Jun 2020

Carmaker Bentley and dealership Lookers are the latest businesses in the automotive sector to announce job cuts.

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Fastest increase in candidate supply since 2009

5 Jun 2020

Recruiters have seen candidate supply rise at its fastest rate in more than a decade, but there has been a...

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Rolls-Royce and The Restaurant Group confirm job losses

4 Jun 2020

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that 3,000 jobs will be lost in the UK, as part of reorganisation plans that will see...

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Former Jamie’s Italian staff win pay out after redundancy consultation failure

4 Jun 2020

More than 60 former employees of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group, which went into administration last year, have been...

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