Detail of outcome
The government used feedback from the call for evidence to develop proposals for the formal consultation on changes to the collective redundancies rules, published 21 June 2012.
In the Employment Law Review, employers said that current rules on collective redundancy consultation slow their ability to restructure effectively and can put future business success at risk.
Since 1975 the UK has had a minimum time period before redundancies can take place after a consultation begins. We are conducting this review due to:
- the increase in the pace of decision-making in all areas of life
- the need for the labour market to generate economic growth in a global economic downturn
The call for evidence considers:
- the consultation process, including the ability to reach agreement and the issue of establishment
- minimum periods for consultation and notification
- high impact redundancies
- Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) and insolvency legislation