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Opinion: New law needed to tackle millions wasted on public sector redundancy and rehiring

Those of us who exited the NHS as whistleblowers, given the bum’s rush and no cash, would not be expected to have much sympathy for the small army of re-tread NHS managers who have been ‘made redundant’ and then re-hired, sometimes doing essentially the same job in essentially the same area, having recently received a small fortune for notional ‘redundancy’.

3,950 NHS staff were made redundant between May 2010 and November 2013 and later re-hired, 2,570 of them on a permanent basis and 1,380 on fixed contracts. Last week’s published Department of Health accounts show that the average cost of redundancy …

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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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  • User AvatarStewart 27th Jun - 3:49pm
    You scare me a little, Alex Macfie. I hope you have no real influence in the party.
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    Given that the Tories, in both of their Leave and Remain factions (which can now be seen as a coordinated and cynical attempt to cover...
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    It's great having new members from all walks of life calling the Lib Dems their home. :)
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    Agree Dean. The driving forces behind why people voted the way they did are numerous and complex and cannot be distilled down into 2 or...
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    OK so lets call it 67,000. Beware spurious accuracy. Thats a lot more than I imagined. Has anyone told Wiki?
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