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Dealing with redundancy

During this economic slowdown, many employers need to reduce their workforce to cut costs, and some businesses may close down. There are procedures they must follow before dismissing you. If you lose your job, there’s a lot of information and support to help you back to work.

Your rights

Find out your employment rights if you're going to be made redundant from your job, what happens if the business you work for is transferred to a new owner, and what to do if your employer becomes insolvent and owes you money.


If you're unemployed and available for work, you may qualify for Jobseeker's Allowance and other benefits, depending on your circumstances. Find out about the financial support available while you look for a job.

Finding a job

Search through Britain’s largest database of job vacancies, and get advice on how to fill in application forms and prepare for job interviews. There’s extra support if you’re a lone parent, disabled, over 50, leaving school or college, or if you’ve been unemployed for a long time.


Learning new skills could improve your career prospects. You can search for training in your area, and there’s free careers advice available by phone or email. Some courses are free, or you may be able to get financial help.

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