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Large-scale redundancy consultation period to be halved, says Swinson

Liberal Democrat Employment Minister Jo Swinson has announced that the formal consultation period employers must carry out by law when making more than 100 employees redundant will, from April, be cut from 90 days to 45 days.

According to this  BBC report, a consultation showed “strong support” for the changes. I can only imagine this must have been amongst employers because, frankly, it would take a special employee to favour doing themselves out of six and a half weeks’ pay.

It is worth pointing out, though, that people who work for very small employers have the right to individual consultation, but …

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    @Tony Greaves, Many thanks for another thoughtful article, Tony? Have you ever thought of going into politics? ;) "She pointed out that the SNP know...
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    Of course their are other sources of news about what you can/'t do in the next 6 weeks... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egeMAIXYIvI
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    You're right to be suspicious. Any local campaigner worth their salt should know the whereabouts of the public facilities on their patch.
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