A new survey from Acas finds that 3 in 10 employers (30%) are likely to make staff redundancies over the next year

James Williams

Acas commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about their redundancy plans in the next 12 months.

The poll revealed that 2 in 5 (41%) large businesses are likely to make redundancies and 1 in 5 (20%) small and medium sized (SME) businesses said that were likely to do so.

Employers should consider all possible options before considering redundancies as other solutions to their situation could be found through consultation with their staff, employee representatives and unions.

If an employer finds there are no other choices than to make redundancies then there are strict rules on consulting staff that they must follow.

An employer must discuss any planned changes and consult with each employee who could be affected. This includes staff who may not be losing their jobs but will be impacted.

The minimum consultation period varies depending on the number of employees that an employer wishes to make redundant.

New study reveals 3 in 10 employers are likely to make redundancies over the next year | Acas

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.