Call for evidence on collective redundancy consultation

Close date: 31 January 2012

The Government invites views on the impact of the collective redundancy consultation legislation. The Government considers that the increase in the pace of decision-making and the need for the labour market to generate growth requires a review of the legislation. It seeks to establish what impact the legislation has on the ability of businesses to respond to market opportunities and business confidence, including what challenges employers face in complying with the rules. It also seeks to explore the issues for employees, including whether or not they are able to engage meaningfully with their employer during consultation and find alternative employment. The call for evidence covers four main areas, including whether or not to amend the 90-day consultation period where 100 or more redundancies are proposed. Following the call for evidence, the Government will issue a formal consultation in 2012.
Call for evidence document: Collective redundancy consultation rules (PDF format, 302K) (on the BIS website)
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