Employing & managing staff

Redundancy letter

Nobody likes writing or receiving redundancy letters. Yet they are useful for recapping facts when a staff member is too upset to listen to what you are saying, says Sue Tumelty

Employing & managing staff

How do bank holidays affect statutory sick pay?

I have to make an employee redundant. She has been on long-term sick leave, has three years of service, and our annual leave policy is 22 days plus all English bank holidays. Must I pay her for bank holidays while she has been off?

Employing & managing staff

Holiday pay for laid-off workers

If a member of staff has been made redundant, are they still entitled to their holiday pay?


How to start a new business if Covid makes you redundant

COVID-19 is expected to decimate the UK jobs market, with unemployment doubling to 7.5% by the end of 2020. How to set up on your own if you’ve been made redundant.

Employing & managing staff

How do I make someone redundant? – Small business redundancy guide

Many small businesses are having to make people redundant during the coronavirus pandemic, despite government help. Employment lawyer Mike Tremeer takes you step by step through the redundancy process.


Two in five small businesses face closure because of coronavirus

39% of small and medium-sized businesses have either already closed down temporarily or are planning to do so within next month


UK adults keeping secret about redundancy, survey finds

Survey shows 63 per cent of UK adults do not fully understand the process of redundancy or what benefits they are entitled to.


Change in redundancy culture has made it worse for employees, expert claims

The culture of making someone redundant has changed so much because of the fear of litigation that workers are leaving crushed, according to cognitive psychologist and business neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw.

Employing & managing staff

How to approach redundancies

SmallBusiness.co.uk looks at how to prepare for the process of letting staff go.

Starting a Business

Could redundancy be the start of a new business?

SmallBusiness.co.uk offers some pointers to starting a company after being made redundant.

Employing & managing staff

Are part-time employees entitled to redundancy pay?

Is a part time employee entitled to redundancy pay? They have worked around 20-25 hours per month on a casual basis over the last 2 years.

Legal advice

Paying redundancy 

How can I pay redundancy if I don't have any money?

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

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Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience