Redundancy can be one of the most distressing events an employee can experience. Managing redundancy requires effective people management policies and procedures.

Explore our resources for information on termination of employment, voluntary redundancy, redundancy pay, redundancy counselling and redeployment.

Factsheets

Regularly-updated factsheets provide overviews and information on a topic

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Factsheets
Redundancy: an introduction
Learn how to use redundancy as a last resort when all alternative approaches have been considered

Employment law

Practical resources to help you address employment law issues at work, and keep up with recent and pending legislation.

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Employment law
Redundancy: UK employment law
Explore our collection of resources on redundancy, including managing and planning for redundancies, commonly asked Q&As and relevant case law
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Guides

Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

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Guides
People manager guide: Redundancy
Advice for managers when a member of staff on their team faces redundancy
Guides
Tips for assessing transferable skills and redeploying
Make use of our top tips on assessing transferable skills and redeploying staff
Guides
Redundancy: Guidance for people professionals
This guide provides the step-by-step process for employers on managing the redundancy process

Reports

Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

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Reports
Labour Market Outlook
Read our latest Labour Market Outlook report for analysis on employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions this winter

Thought leadership

Insight and foresight from our experts in people and the world of work

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Thought leadership
CIPD welcomes new statutory Code of Practice on ‘fire and rehire’
Rachel Suff, the CIPD's Senior Policy Adviser on employee relations, analyses the CIPD’s recent submission to the UK Government’s consultation draft Code of Practice on dismissal and re-engagement
Thought leadership
New statutory code not enough to prevent future P&O Ferries-type sackings
Ben Willmott talks about why UK Government plans for a new code of practice to ensure employers consult with workers when changing employment conditions will fail to stop unfair treatment, as press reports suggest the long-awaited Employment Bill is to be further delayed
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Redundancy basics and changes in the law for 2022
Anna Fox and Calum Maclean discuss how smaller businesses can plan for redundancies, as well as potential upcoming changes in redundancy law
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How to limit ‘the sinking ship syndrome’ during redundancies
Dr Madeleine Petzer examines how to mitigate the impact of redundancies on victims, survivors and envoys
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More stability in sight for employment but redundancies remain prevalent
Gerwyn Davies analyses the latest Labour Market Outlook survey from the CIPD and the Adecco Group, looking into changes in employment intentions and skills shortages
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Coronavirus and the workforce: how can we limit redundancies?
Dr Madeleine Petzer advises on ten actions to take to try to avoid job losses

Webinars

Webinar recordings providing expert guidance

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Webinars
Navigating an economic downturn – and looking after your people
Experts discuss avoiding and managing redundancies, legal requirements and managing your own wellbeing.
Webinars
How to get redundancies right
Watch our webinar discussing how employers and people professionals can approach redundancies with compassion

Bitesize research

Your regular overview of current research, inspiring insights and cutting-edge ideas in bitesize

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Bitesize research
Refocus, reorganise and rebuild
An eight-step model for minimising employee burnout after multiple redundancy programmes
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Bitesize research
Don’t shoot the messenger!
Understanding the emotional effects job cuts can have on the ‘envoys’ who are responsible for the redundancy process
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Bitesize research
Compassionate redundancy during COVID-19
Getting redundancies right
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Bitesize research
‘Enduring’ redundancy
Pinpointing a new type of employee affected by the organisational restructuring processes – ‘the endurer’ – these authors explain the importance of ongoing communication and building a positive psychological contract as a result of changes to job roles.
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Bitesize research
Cut hours, not people
Avoiding redundancies via flexible working practices
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Bitesize research
The psychological impact of making redundancies
Limiting the impact of conveying bad news during redundancy situations
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Policy engagement

Our calls for action.

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Policy engagement
Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents
Read the CIPD’s submission to the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy

Learning

We offer a range of evidence-based courses tailored to suit you and your needs.
Our Essential Insights courses are free as part of the CIPD membership.

Restructuring, Reorganisation and Redundancy Introductory Programme (England and Wales)

Gain a solid grounding of the reorganisation, restructuring and redundancy process to help drive a resolution-focused culture that’s fair, transparent and legal.

Employment Law Practitioner

Resolve employment law and workplace related issues with a confident, legal and wholly compliant approach.

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