1. Make a redundancy plan
A redundancy plan will help you manage each stage of the redundancy process. It should show how you’ll:
- avoid compulsory redundancies
- consult staff
- select staff for redundancy
- give staff notice
- work out redundancy pay
- support staff and plan for the future
You should work with staff representatives – for example trade unions – to develop your plan if it’s a large or complex redundancy situation.
Having an agreed plan allows you to easily share information with all your staff and help them understand what’s happening. It’s particularly useful when you explain your proposed changes during the consultation phase.