Back to work or at risk?
With the furlough scheme winding down has there been an increase in the number of people “at risk” and being made redundant?
- Redundancy advice to ACAS has tripled since the Furlough scheme changed in August when employers are now having to contribute
- In June and July, calls to the ACAS helpline to talk about redundancy rose nearly 170% compared with the same months last year, from more than 12,000 to more than 33,000 calls.
- Nearly 4,500 jobs have been cut only a few days into August.
- In July, Citizens Advice said it had also seen a surge in demand for redundancy advice.
A number of major employers have announced job cuts in the last two months.
- Dixons Carphone – 800
- Pizza Express – 1,100 at risk
- Hays Travel – up to 878
- DW Sports – 1,700 at risk
- Byron – 651
- Pendragon – 1,800
- Selfridges – 450
- Oak Furnitureland – 163 at risk
- Dyson – 600 in UK, 300 overseas
- Marks & Spencer – 950 at risk
- Azzurri Group (owns Zizzi and Ask Italian) – up to 1,200
- Burberry – 150 in UK, 350 overseas
- DFS – up to 200 at risk
- General Electric – 369
Last month we advised on the best way to manage redundancies and we are including our redundancy roadmap on the next page as a simple way to ensure that you stay on track.
It is best to call us for an initial discussion on a strategy for any restructures and possible redundancies.
Feel free to use DLP’s user-friendly redundancy road map.