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The Redundancy Consultation Process

This is the second episode of a mini series on redundancy in which I will focus on all aspects of redundancy and how to ensure you get things right.

In this episode I will cover:

  • What the difference is with consultation for 20 or more employees.
  • What a minimum consultation would be.
  • How to deal with a Collective Consultation.
  • Why consultation is vital for a fair dismissal.
  • When you have to notify the Secretary of State.
  • How to consult employee representatives.
  • What the ‘Protective Award’ is.
  • Things to consider when consulting with employees during the covid-19 pandemic.
  • Why you should include extra time for the consultation process if staff are working from home or furloughed.
  • Why it is important to consider timing of the process in light of the recent extension to the furlough/job retention scheme.

Action Points

  1. If you are considering redundancy carefully calculate the number of employees likely to be redundant as a result within the next 90 days (including those who volunteer).
  2. Put in place a plan with timings for the process.
  3. Sign up for our free webinar on Wednesday 20th May 2020 at 10am – https://realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk/events/

Helpful Links

Employment Rights Act 1996 

 Polkey Case

HR1 Form 

Guide to Redundancy


Free Redundancy Webinar: Wednesday 20th May at 10am

In this webinar Solicitors, Alison Colley and Albert Bargery will be covering the basics of the redundancy process in a simple and easy to understand way.

You will learn the steps required for a redundancy process and the preparation required if you are thinking that cut backs or reductions may be required within your business.

As businesses start to look to the next steps after lockdown it may be necessary to make reductions and it is crucial that you follow the minimum legal process.


You can sign up for tickets by clicking here:


Coming Friday 15th May: DIY Redundancy Documents

You will be able to purchase all of the letters and documents you need, including guidance, to complete a redundancy process. It will be available to download directly from this website for £165 plus VAT (£198).

Click here to go to the DIY shop

For more information or to access advice please contact us on 01983 897003 or by email: alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk


Please do leave your thoughts on this issue in the comments section below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £198 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don’t forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001 or 023 8098 2006


Would you like advice about your situation?

Appointments are available on the telephone or via Skype throughout the UK.

Alternatively we offer face to face appointments on the Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Eastleigh, Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Winchester and surrounding areas in Hampshire.


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The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.

The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

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