Redundancy notice to be slashed from 90 to 45 days

The notice period employers are required to give before embarking on redundancies is to be halved from 90 to 45 days under new government proposals.

by Michael Northcott

The Employment Relations Minister, Jo Swinson, has said that the new initiative is aimed at streamlining the existing setup for both workers and businesses. 

She said: ‘The process is usually completed well within the existing 90-day minimum period, which can cause unnecessary delays for restructuring, and make it difficult for those affected to get new jobs quickly.’

She added that the reforms would ‘strike an appropriate balance between making sure employees are engaged in decisions about their future, and allowing employers greater certainty and flexibility to take necessary steps to restructure.’

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