Redundancy

The P&O Ferries aftermath: gaming the system or business as usual?

Much of the media coverage of P&O Ferries’ redundancies focused on the outrage at the company’s apparently unusual breaches of employment law, and detail like the use of security guards with handcuffs...

Redundancies on horizon for nearly a fifth of employers

Almost one in five (18%) employers plan to let staff go in the next year according to new research from Acas.

Rise in redundancies could have long-lasting consequences, HR warned

Planned redundancies increased by 103% at the start of 2022, posing a risk to company reputation.

P&O scandal adds new fire to Employment Bill demand

A collection of unions headed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have urged business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to say when the update to the UK's Employment Bill, first promised in 2019, will be put on...

CEO fires 900 staff over Zoom: why failure to get redundancy right will have far-reaching implications

Letting somebody go is as much a part of the employee cycle as finding that person in the first place. It is for all intents and purposes inevitable, with jobs for life being a thing of the past.

New Acas guidance promises to help make fire and rehire a last resort

Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts.

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Everything you need to know about redundancy and the end of furlough

The clock on the government's furlough scheme is ticking. The scheme, which has been a crucial lifeline to thousands of businesses up and down the country during the pandemic, is now entering its...

Furloughed workers not seeking new roles

Although the furlough scheme is set to be phased out by the end of September, only 11% of workers still on furlough are urgently searching for a new job according to research from job site Indeed.

Thousands could lose their job after furlough scheme changes

The changes to the furlough scheme are having a a huge impact on already struggling UK businesses.

Government travel advice u-turn could threaten jobs

The unexpected changes to the UK government's traffic light travel system have left the aviation and travel industry fearing further job losses.