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Our ref: FOI20/21-095
Date: 28 October 2020
Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your email of 30 September 2020 in which you requested the following from the Insolvency Service:
“I would like to know the number of HR1 Advance Notice of Redundancy forms submitted in the UK in the month of September, for the years 2019 and 2020.
I would also like to know the aggregate number of positions mentioned as at risk of redundancy in those filings in the month of September, for the years 2019 and 2020.”
Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
I can confirm the agency holds the information that you have requested, and the requested information is included in the tables in the annexe enclosed with this letter. Although the Insolvency Service does not publish these figures, they have been released under previous Freedom of Information requests.
Please note that employers are only required to file a Form HR1 where they are “proposing” to dismiss 20 or more employees at a single “establishment”.
“Propose” and “establishment” have distinct meanings in this context.
The aggregate number could include proposed dismissals due to insolvency, restructuring of a solvent/continuing business, changes to terms and conditions, proposed relocation of employees etc.
It should also be noted that a proposal to make a given number of dismissals does not necessarily result in all or any of the proposed dismissals occurring.
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Annexe to FOI20/21-095
Table 1: The number of HR1 advance notice of redundancy forms for every individual month going back to January 2006
Table 2: The aggregate number of proposed dismissals for every individual month going back to January 2006