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.


Businesses appoint administrators as virus closures hit high streets

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

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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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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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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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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M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses

17 Feb 2020

Depots in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to go and landlords warned about possible further store closures.

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Mothercare to close all UK stores as it enters administration

6 Nov 2019

Mothercare has gone into administration, putting 2,800 UK jobs at risk. All of the baby goods retailer’s 79 UK stores will be closed...

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Former Thomas Cook staff to take legal action

27 Sep 2019

MPs to investigate role of 'corporate greed' in company collapse; allegedly flawed redundancy procedures are cue for legal action

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Hundreds of jobs lost as Wrightbus goes into administration

25 Sep 2019

One of Northern Ireland’s largest employers Wrightbus is set to go into administration today, putting 1,400 jobs at risk.

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Thomas Cook failed to follow redundancy procedures say staff

24 Sep 2019

A law firm claims to have received dozens of calls from ex-Thomas Cook employees who say the travel agent did...

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Is this the strangest way to make people redundant?

20 Sep 2019

A collective redundancy announcement is perhaps one of the hardest parts of an HR professional’s job. No one wants to have to tell people they’re losing their role through no fault of their own...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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House of Fraser rescue deal collapses with 17,000 jobs at stake

3 Aug 2018

A deal that would have saved 28 of 59 House of Fraser stores has broken down as investor pulls out...

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Moves and mergers: what are the legal implications of staff relocation?

27 Jun 2018

With large-scale staff movements back in the news thanks to the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s, what do employers...

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