Coping with Redundancy

5th April 2017

Coping with Redundancy

Facing the prospect of losing your job or being made redundant can be a stressful and confusing time. If you think you’re going to be made redundant you need to understand your rights.  

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. For example:

  • new technology or a new system replaces your job
  • the job you were hired for no longer exists
  • there is a need to reduce costs
  • the company is closing or relocating

Normally your job must have disappeared for you to be made redundant. However, it can still be a genuine redundancy if someone else’s job disappears and they are moved into your job, making you redundant.

Help and Advice

Training

Jobcentre Plus can help you by providing free full-time education and training for up to a year.
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Self Employment

Working for yourself maybe an attractive option. Your local Business Gateway offer a range of services to assist you if you are thinking about starting your own business. To help support your decision to start up your own business we have created a Media Kit to suit your budget. Choose one of our Media Kits to get your business started. If you need additional support just phone us to talk through your requirement.

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