Redundancy factsheet

Published on: 27/12/2023


This fact sheet looks at the procedure to be followed before making an employee or employees redundant.

It does not deal with the specific statutory consultation obligations that arise when 20 or more employees are made redundant, but instead covers the situation when only a few employees are affected. It concentrates particularly on choosing the pool, selection criteria and consultation.

If you are making more than 20 employees redundant, please see our fact sheet on ‘TUPE and redundancy consultation’.

What is redundancy?

Redundancy arises when an employee is dismissed in one of three circumstances: