Is your business planning for redundancies?

We may only be three months into 2022 but plenty of big employers – both here in the UK and overseas – are making employees redundant for a myriad of reasons.

OVO Energy is reportedly trying to control costs by cutting 1,700 jobs as gas market prices soar to record highs, Tesco is in the process of axing 1,600 jobs as part of a business remodel, and Peloton has also said it will cut about 2,800 jobs globally due to a drop in demand for its products.

In the three months to 30 November 2021, however, the UK’s redundancy rate was a record low following the end of the furlough scheme.

But the tide may now be turning and employers that are going through the same process as the likes of OVO, Tesco and Peloton should be aware of how termination payments work.

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