Redundancy notice period halved to 45 days

Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced plans to reduce the 90 day minimum period before very large scale redundancies can take place to 45 days.

Swinson also announced plans to legislate to make clear that fixed term contracts which have reached the end of their natural life are excluded from obligations for collective redundancies consultation and introduce new non-statutory Acas guidance to address a number of key issues affecting collective redundancies consultation.

Announcing the changes, which will be made through secondary legislation and put in place by 6 April 2013, Swinson said: “The UK has a labour market that is flexible, efficient and fair but some of our laws need reform to respond to an ever changing employment landscape….


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