Redundancy and HR Support

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Redundancy support 

Have you been forced to make redundancies or changes to your workforce? The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub, Greater Lincolnshire LEP, the National Careers Service and Futures along with various others are working together to support businesses during this difficult time. Their support includes redundancy and recruitment support, training provision and working with sub-contractors and employment agencies.

Our Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub Advisers are here to help businesses, so please do contact us if you would like to make an appointment. Other sources and types of support are listed below.

Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides support and advice to employers and employees in redundancy situations through its Rapid Response Service. You do not need to have already made redundancies or be making large scale redundancies to access this service. It is free to all employers.

Advice is available for employers with any number of employees at risk of redundancy.
Support includes:

  • helping people facing redundancy to write CVs and find jobs
  • providing general information about benefits
  • helping people to find the right training and learn new skills
  • helping with costs like travel to work expenses

There are a number of local and national advice and support schemes.  Some are delivered directly by DWP and others (including Careers Advice, ESF training schemes) through your local council.  DWP works with those schemes to signpost in the most appropriate way. 

For Employers

Job Centre Plus (redundancy support line)   

 rrs.enquiries@dwp.gov.uk

 

Webpage for supporting employers make redundancies

The employerhelp website offers a range of advice to help businesses overcome

challenges associated with the

COVID-19 pandemic.

 https://employerhelp.dwp.gov.uk/support-from-jcp

 

Policies and Procedures

Find clear advice about the

procedures you need to follow when

making redundancies and what rights your employees have.

 

 www.gov.uk/staff-redundant

For Individuals (at risk of redundancy or who have been made redundant)

DWP website dedicated to supporting job-seekers – use this website to search for jobs and get advice on a number of different topics

 https://jobhelp.dwp.gov.uk/

 

Free ‘Find a job’ service (available

24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

 www.gov.uk/jobsearch

Universal Credit Support – Help To Claim Service from Citizens Advice – Support Available Online, Face to Face or over the phone.

 www.citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim   0800 144 8 444 (calls are free and lines open 8am-6pm, Mon to Friday)

 

The Department of Work and Pensions

DWP have released two fact sheets to support both employers and employees through the redundancy process, which can be downloaded below. There is also further information through a webinar delivered by DWP located in our toolbox.

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Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce HR Support Forum

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce has launched a HR Support Forum, in collaboration with Business Lincolnshire and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. The forum was created in response to enquiries from local businesses, who have been struggling to get the HR guidance they need during this period of uncertainty. Working with well-known recruitment and HR-focused organisations, the forum includes free advice and support on a range of topics.

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Federation of Small Businesses

FSB offers members access to a number of employment protection services including an employment advice helpline where issues can be discussed with qualified lawyers.

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Support with starting a new business

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, hundreds of thousands of people in the UK have been made redundant.The pandemic is forcing people to reconsider their options, but we’re hoping to turn this negative and turbulent time into a positive with our start-up support.

From workshops and short courses to funding and mentorship schemes, the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub offers a range of support for those interested in starting their own business. 

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Mental Health Resources

Are you feeling down, anxious or stressed? Are you struggling to cope in this difficult and unpredictable climate? You're not alone, which is why we've assembled a range of mental health resources to support you during this challenging time.

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