redundancy advice

Double Dip fears grow as Businesses Rush for Redundancy Advice

Small businesses across Britain could be heading for a double dip recession as a result of the emergency budget after it emerged the numbers seeking to make staff redundant has soared in recent weeks. Despite today’s figures showing growth in GDP over the second quarter of 2010, employment law experts say they have been receiving more requests for advice on redundancies since the emergency budget a month ago than at any other point since early 2009. Peter Mooney of Employment Law Advisory Services (ELAS), said: “We have not seen an explosion in calls for advice on any one issue like this since the peak of the recession 18 months ago.” “We were already becoming quite concerned by the rising number of enquiries we were receiving before the budget, but there has been a signi... »

Employers Offered Free Redundancy Advice

Employers Offered Free Redundancy Advice

Employers who may be forced to make redundancies this autumn can now get free support following the launch of an online redundancy advice service, by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). While mainly aimed at employees, the Dr Redundancy service also offers a range of tools and support for business owners, including a legal advice telephone helpline, as well as access to free counselling and guidance on how to adapt the business following staff redundancies.     Employers are also encouraged to use the service as a means of support for staff being made redundant or those who are at risk of losing their jobs.  CMI chief executive, Ruth Spellman, said that in the current economic climate, redundancy was a reality that many employers and employees had had come to term... »