In my newspaper and magazine articles over the last year I have often looked at the issues surrounding employing staff and the formalities that have to be respected. One year on with the economic landscape looking much poorer, what do employers need to do if they want to reduce headcount and cut costs? According to a report published by the CBI last month 65,000 jobs in manufacturing are likely to be lost in the next six months. What are the issues involved in making employees redundant?
What is redundancy?