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.