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BP to slash hundreds of UK jobs as part of global cutbacks
 BP will announce on Wednesday that hundreds of jobs will be lost at offices in London, Sunbury and Aberdeen as part of huge global staff cuts resulting from plunging oil prices and the Gulf of Mexico spill. Bob Dudley, the chief executive, will tell a meeting of City investors, that major financial savings will be made as support staff in Read More...
Wiltshire Council - job cuts
WILTSHIRE finance supremo Dick Tonge says he cannot rule out compulsory redundancies and council tax rises in 2015 as the county tries to find ways to save £30.6 million. Cllr Tonge and other leading councillors and officers have been meeting in private for the past couple of months in anticipation of the Government grant Read More...
City Link administrators announce 2,356 job losses
 The administrators of collapsed delivery firm City Link have announced 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company failed. The administrators, who took over City Link on Christmas Eve, said an unnamed consortium's offer was not acceptable. The possible buyer "offered no money up front and significantly undervalued the assets Read More...
Barclays to axe 12000 jobs
 Barclays have announced there will be upto 12000 job cut. Read more here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10630103/Barclays-to-axe-up-to-12000-jobs.html
Environment Agency Jobs under Treat
 Upto 1700 jobs at the Environment Agency could be under threat. Read More here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/17/environment-agency-job-cuts_n_4804216.html
Over 500 Job Cuts at Hampshire Police
 Hamphire Police have announced there are to be over 500 jobs cuts: Read More here:  http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11007696.500_more_police__jobs_facing_axe/  
Redundancies for staff at expanding Plymouth school as head retires
Staff are to be made redundant from a city school. Four support workers from Marine Academy Plymouth, in St Budeaux, are under redundancy consultation. Read More Here
Ministry of Defence civil servants share £700,000 bonuses despite soldier redundancies
Ministry of Defence officials received bonuses as high as £60,000 while thousands of soldiers were being sacked. Read More Here
Army job cuts mean redundancies for 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh
Cuts to Welsh regiment are part of 4,480 military job losses across UK in the latest round of Government cuts Read More Here
Army redundancies: 4,480 soldiers told they have lost their jobs
Ministry of Defence said the move is necessary to help balance its books but insists operational capability will not be affected by the personnel reduction Read More Here
Army personnel informed of redundancies
Army personnel will today, 18 June, be notified if they have been selected for the third tranche of the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme. Today, 4,480 Army personnel, of whom 3,763 (84%) are applicants, will be notified of their selection for redundancy. Personnel selected for redundancy will be told face-to-face by their commanding officer, or Read More...
David Austin Roses staff in talks over job cuts
Staff at one of Shropshire’s best-known horticultural businesses are to be consulted over redundancies.   The world-famous David Austin Roses, in Albrighton, has been hit by dire weather over the last year, which has also caused problems across the gardening, farming and agricultural sectors. Read More Here
Hundreds of health jobs in Cumbria under threat
Hundreds of jobs could disappear as the true scale of NHS cuts in Cumbria is revealed. A report which has been released to staff at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – which oversees community hospitals, district nurses and mental health – reveals the trust is battling rising costs and falling income. Read More Here
Woolworths collective redundancy verdict renders \
Employers seeking to make redundancies at multiple business locations could be forced to consult employees on their plans following a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision, an expert has said. Read More Here
Former Ethel Austin staff to share £5m compensation
Former workers at failed womenswear retailer Ethel Austin have been awarded a £5m redundancy payout in a landmark legal case. Read More Here
Cambridge University Hospitals say 70 staff 'at risk'
Up to 70 posts could go at two Cambridgeshire hospitals after its operator said it had begun consulting staff over potential job losses. Read More Here
29 redundancies as Green Deal pioneer enters administration
A total of 29 employees have been made redundant as Begbies Traynor were appointed administrators to Enact Energy Renewables, the first Green Deal provider in Cornwall. Read More Here
Ambulance chiefs spend £100k on front-line redundancies before launching front-line recruitment drive
The payments were approved by the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) for six ambulance technicians to encourage them to leave early before the new interim chief executive, Andrew Morgan, was appointed in December. Read More Here
Consultation about Grimsby Institute job cuts will begin on Monday
Grimsby Institute staff have been told that a consultation on redundancies will begin on Monday. Staff received the letter yesterday, telling them a meeting will be held about a reorganisation as the Institute tries to plug a £2-million funding gap due to Government cuts. Read More Here  
Woolworths workers win £5 million redundancy payout in landmark case
Thousands of shopworkers from failed retailers Woolworths and Ethel Austin have won a landmark legal case, entitling them to a £5 million payout. Read More Here
Alibaba.com: Top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs
  With many women still struggling to find a role in male-dominated boardrooms, a growing number are branching out and setting up their own companies. In the US alone, women-owned enterprises are starting up at a rate of around 550 a day, and this trend is being mirrored across the globe, with figures from the Enterprise Research Centre Read More...
RBS accused of 'brutality' as it announces 1,400 more redundancies
RBS, 81 per cent of which is owned by the taxpayer, said "customer-facing" staff would not be affected by the cuts which will be rolled out over the next two years. Read More Here
Army launch recruitment drive for 10,000 new young soldiers ahead of redundancies
The Army has launched a campaign to sign up 10,000 new recruits just weeks before thousands of experienced soldiers who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan will lose their jobs. Read More Here
Quinn questions staff payouts: Family criticises the size of redundancy packages for 900 employees
A report by the Quinn family into the loss of its Quinn Insurance empire has questioned the need for the “generous” redundancy payments made to staff, including the many hundreds in the family's support base of Cavan and Fermanagh who lost their jobs in 2010. Read More Here
Remploy workers warned their redundancy pay will be halved if they take on new work
Doomed actory workers have been forced to turn down job offers or face losing years' worth of service money. Read More Here
DWF launches redundancy consultations across Edinburgh and Glasgow
Lawyers and support staff in DWF’s Edinburgh and Glasgow offices have been put on redundancy notice as part of the firm’s wider restructuring programme. Read More Here
Jobs to go as Virgin Holiday Cruises moves out
About 150 jobs are being lost after Virgin Holidays Cruises announced it is to leave Royal Wootton Bassett. Read More Here
2,500 council staff paid over £100k
More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid over £100,000 last year, according to research. Read More Here
General Dynamics, which has sites in Oakdale and Newbridge, has announced job losses across the UK
Workers at a Valleys defence contractor face the axe as jobs cuts across the UK were announced. Read More Here
Jobs loss blow for Leeds hospice
Bosses at Leeds’ St Gemma’s Hospice have announced they are having to shed jobs to cope with rising costs.   The Moortown Hospice has today unveiled proposals for a “staff restructure” after an internal review to look at where the hospice could save money. Read More Here
Union hoping to limit job cuts at Llanelli's Calsonic factory
Union officials are hoping to limit the number of redundancies at a Llanelli car manufacturer after it announced it would be axing nearly 50 jobs. Read More Here
Helping more of the hardest to help into work
Charities, business leaders and disability experts are going to support the hardest to help claimants into a job through the Work Programme. Charities, business leaders and disability experts are joining forces to support the hardest to help claimants – such as those on sickness benefits – into a job through the Work Programme. A new Read More...
Work Capability Assessment – fairer and more accurate
The percentage of people entitled to Employment and Support Allowance is at its highest level.     The percentage of people entitled to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is at its highest level with over half of people completing a Work Capability Assessment eligible for the benefit. Just under half were found fit for work and Read More...
Honda sees big rise in profits... as workers receive redundancy letters
While hundreds of employees have been receiving letters this week informing them they are to be made redundant, Honda has announced a huge increase in profits. Read More Here
CHESTERFIELD: Seventy college jobs at risk
Seventy jobs are at risk at Chesterfield College.   The college, on Infirmary Road, said staff from all areas will be affected Read More Here
Honda sees big rise in profits... as workers receive redundancy letters
While hundreds of employees have been receiving letters this week informing them they are to be made redundant, Honda has announced a huge increase in profits. Read More Here
Aviva shifted ground on redundancy pay term cuts
Last week the Aviva announced it was axing 2,000 jobs across its global operation as part of an ongoing £400m cuts programme. Read More Here
Redundancy offered to Grimsby Institute staff
Grimsby Institute staff are being offered voluntary redundancy and job sharing in a bid to make savings. Read More Here  
Liverpool school teachers on strike over compulsory redundancies threat
Teachers at a Liverpool school walked out on strike over bosses’ threats to make compulsory redundancies. Read More Here
Support offered to axed miners
Scottish Resources Group staff who have been made redundant are invited to an event to help them move in to further employment or training. Read More Here
Raid on NHS funding may shield defence
George Osborne is considering raiding the ringfenced NHS and schools budgets to shield defence from further spending cuts, it was reported last night. Read More Here
Landbased Funding Available To Support Those Dealing With Redundancy
TKF Training is a West Yorkshire based training company who have recently partnered with Barnsley College to offer funded courses to those who are facing redundancy or have already been made redundant. TKF is a fully accredited City & Guilds (NPTC) Assessment Centre, LANTRA Awards Qualification Centre and an Approved provider for the Read More...
Redundancy’ fears for £1m Digital Dale
A £1Million scheme to boost internet speeds in Teesdale could soon be redundant after being in operation for just two years, members of a community partnership fear. Read More Here
End of an era for once vibrant Bluestar Fibres plant in Grimsby
As 175 staff at Grimsby's Bluestar Fibres – once known as Courtaulds – face redundancy, reporter LAURA STUART-COOK looks back at the history of the plant and explores how its demise marks the end of an era. Read More Here
175 jobs at risk in Grimsby
175 jobs are at risk at Bluestar Fibres Company in Grimsby. Unite, the country’s largest union, said that the Chinese-owned company blamed the economic climate for the redundancies which will take place in two tranches in July and December. The company employs about 210 staff. Read More Here
Airline seeks 100 redundancies
Aer Lingus has announced it is looking for 100 further voluntary redundancies as part of a policy to make cost-cutting part of the airline’s day-to-day operations. Read More Here
Job losses reduced by ten at Scotsman titles
Plans to cut costs at The Scotsman and its sister titles will see 20 rather than 30 journalists leave the company, it has emerged. Johnston Press announced a voluntary redundancy scheme last month in a bid to reduce the number of journalists at The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News by up to 30. Read More Here
HSBC Cuts Over 1,100 British Jobs
In an attempt to cut costs, HSBC announces another round of redundancies - with 1,149 jobs to go in the UK. Read More Here
Coca Cola has released a statement following the announcement of 300 possible redundancies across the UK.
The drinks producer has a plant in Northampton. Following a strategic review, we are proposing to end our direct delivery service in Great Britain. This service is primarily used by foodservice outlets and we have identified the need for a more efficient way of distributing our products to these customers. Read More Here  
Worcester's Carnaud Metalbox factory to close
A food packaging factory in Worcester is to close with the loss of 118 jobs. Read More Here
EU boost for redundancy support at Sparsholt College
Sparsholt College, near Winchester, has been awarded nearly £150,000 by the European Union to help people who have lost their job or are at risk of redundancy Read More Here
Crown Eyeglass owner 'heartbroken' at having to make staff redundant
The owner of a family-run optical firm facing a sell-off has said he is heartbroken at the prospect of having to make his staff redundant. Read More Here
Civil servants of the future invited to apply to new Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme
A new Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme for the UK Civil Service has opened for applications. Read More Here
24 jobs lost in £6m cuts
Massive budget cuts at Hartlepool Borough Council totalling £6m resulted in just four compulsory redundancies, it has been revealed. Read More Here
Changes to Redundancy Consultation Periods
At present, where an organisation proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees in one establishment within a 90 day period, under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, consultation with representatives of the affected employees must occur in line with the following guidelines: Read More Here
Sean Smith shows there's life after Holden
Sean Smith says the need to provide for his young family after leaving Holden gave him the drive to step outside his comfort zone. Read More Here
From blow of redundancy to new skills, new friends and new jobs
With the economic downturn continuing to bite, many people in Dunstable and Houghton Regis will have felt the impact of redundancy as local companies cut back on staff or even close down. Read More Here
Ucas staff fear redundancy as IT outsourcing plans announced
Staff at Ucas have said they fear for their jobs after the organisation announced plans to outsource its IT department. A spokesman for the Cheltenham-based university admissions body said this is "not about redundancies". Read more here
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to cut 300 jobs
Up to 300 jobs are to be cut at the three main hospitals in Worcestershire, as part of plans to save about £60m. Read  More Here
£11m for making Barking and Dagenham council staff redundant
More than £11million has been spent on redundancy payments for council staff over the last two years, it has been revealed. Read More Here
Universities and business to build local growth opportunities
A review to boost growth opportunities for universities and businesses has been launched by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts The independent review will be led by Sir Andrew Witty, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. It will offer practical steps for building relationships between universities, Read More...
£7 million for Devon’s growing firms to help create 400 jobs
Two major Devon employers now have access to grants worth more than £7 million thanks to the government’s Regional Growth Fund During a two-day visit to the South West, Dr Cable confirmed that Princess Yachts could start drawing down its £4.6 million grant to help the company invest over £35 million in a new superyacht Read More...
Schedules facing strike disruption
The BBC is facing the threat of disruption to its Easter Bank Holiday schedules after unions announced a strike by journalists and technical staff in a dispute over job cuts, workload and claims of harassment. Read More Here
Between 20-30 jobs at risk of redundancy at Scotsman titles
At a meeting held at 2pm, staff were told of the possible cutbacks, but there are no details yet decided as to who will be affected because the papers are also embarking on a review of its editorial. allmediascotland.com understands the aim is to engage further with ‘civic Scotland’, but with less resources, in the hope of providing Read More...
Buy Your Own Freedom – And An Income
  Many people dream of being the boss and creating a successful business from scratch, with the hope of escaping from the daily grind that is associated with being a mere employee. Despite such dreams, plenty of us remain employees throughout our working lives. The decision to continue working for someone else may be based on the sense Read More...
Redundancies expected at Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is expected to announce redundancies as part of an overhaul of the English Language Teaching (ELT) division. OUP could not confirm how many jobs are expected to be lost in the process. Read More Here
HomeServe on track for profits but redundancies will follow
Walsall-based home emergency and maintenance group HomeServe has said it expects full year adjusted pre-tax profits to be in line with expectations but has still been forced into making hundreds of redundancies.The company said falling customer numbers were likely to impact the business over the next two years. Read More Here
Cheltenham avionics giant GE Aviation announces 51 redundancies at Bishop's Cleeve base
One of Cheltenham's biggest employers has been forced to make staff redundant. Jet engine giant GE Aviation, has cut 51 positions from its workforce in Bishop's Cleeve. Read More Here
Honda redundancy bid has 320 takers
Hundreds have been accepted for a voluntary redundancy package as Honda looks to get rid of 800 staff. More than 250 direct employees have been accepted for voluntary redundancy by the car manufacturer, with a further 70 indirect workers having expressed an interest.   Read More Here
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD NOW AIMS TO SLASH STAFF REDUNDANCY TERMS
After slashing around 400 jobs in the last four years, the University of Salford has announced it's cutting terms for redundancy in a bid to save money. This comes after the ridiculously expensive, and ultimately futile, court hounding of former lecturer Gary Duke, and annual payments in excess of £2million for its MediaCityUK campus. Read More...
Nicholson warns high-payout redundancies against quick return to NHS
Sir David Nicholson has warned about the potential for primary care trust and strategic health authority directors to receive large redundancy payouts then seek quick re-employment in the NHS. Read More Here
Compulsory redundancies avoided at Leven Primary School – but four staff will leave
A CASH-strapped school has avoided compulsory redundancies but is still set to lose staff as it looks to balance it books. Leven Primary School has halted the redundancy process for six teaching assistants. Read More Here 
Every cloud... Manchester new company creations at record high as recession redundancies build economic future
Business is booming in Manchester as more people set up their own company last year than ever before, new research reveals. Read More Here 
Target Express driver misses out on redundancy payment
A man who worked for a County Fermanagh haulage firm for 12 years has been told he is not entitled to any statutory redundancy payment. Read More Here 
Public sector rehiring begins after 'over-firing' in redundancy schemes
Survey from recruitment firm Manpower suggests employers need to recruit extra staff to maintain vital public services Read More Here 
Return to: IBR Home | General Insurance | Commercial Lines Commercial Lines News Liberty Mutual Insurance plans 425 redundancies in Ireland
Diversified insurance conglomerate Liberty Mutual Insurance is planning to reduce nearly 425 positions in Ireland, due to demand from extra employees for voluntary redundancy. Read More Here
Union agrees not to escalate threats of industrial action over IBRC redundancies
The Irish Bank Officials Association agreed yesterday not to ramp up its threat of industrial action at Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to allow the special liquidators additional time to consider the union’s demands for extended contracts and improved redundancy terms.   Read More Here
The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprentices and the benefit for individuals, businesses and the economy.
 National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 11 to 15 March 2013. There are hundreds of events throughout England with employers, apprentices, business support and sector organisations, learning providers, colleges and schools demonstrating the value of apprentices. To mark the start of Apprenticeship Week, Prime Minister David Cameron Read More...
Over 50 & struggling to find employment? Bright may have the solution!
The UK is currently facing a 17 year high in unemployment within over fifties. Following the recession and redundancies that were made, OFSEE’s (Over Fifty – Skilled, Experienced and Employable) are finding it increasingly difficult to get back into employment. With lots of high profile schemes aimed at the younger generations being Read More...
Giving a voice to Over Fifties Job Seekers
In October 2012, Bright Assessing CEO, Krissy Charles-Jones, highlighted the struggle faced by those who are over fifty and seeking employment. OFSEEs (Over Fifty: Skilled, Experienced and Employable) should be amongst the most employable applicants but this doesn’t seem to be the reality. Bright aim to redress the balance by making people Read More...
New Jobcentre Plus advisers for troubled families
A new drive to get troubled families into work is to be spearheaded by 150 specialist Jobcentre Plus advisers. Read More Here 
IBRC staff threaten action over redundancies
Staff at Irish Bank Resolution Corp (IBRC), the former Anglo Irish Bank, have threatened industrial action after the decision to shut the bank wiped out their entitlement to the bulk of expected redundancy payments Read More Here 
Union to probe social worker redundancies
A union representing social workers has said that it will be looking “as a matter of urgency” at information that redundancies were made within Bradford Council’s adult services department. Read More Here
Redundancy fears stop troop complaints
Defence officials were today urged to urgently investigate claims that fear of redundancy is deterring armed forces personnel from making complaints about genuine grievances. Read More Here 
Tax reliefs ease the pain of redundancy
While most people would rather avoid redundancy, tax reliefs can help older workers make the best of a bad job by topping up their pension savings. Read More Here 
Military staff fear redundancy if they complain about bullying, says report
Defence select committee review urges appointment of Armed Forces Ombudsman to oversee cases of victimisation Read More Here 
Cleaners dismissed by Clapton housing association without notice or redundancy pay
Some of the cleaners had worked at the company for up to eight years. The incident took place after Guinness got rid of their contractors ISS. The cleaners were then transferred over to company Klassic who they had a temporary contract with. Guinness then got rid of Klassic and brought their own-house team in. Read More Here 
Redundancy Figures Show One In Seven Brits Has Lost Their Job Since 2008, Men Worse Hit Over Five Years
New research has found that the total number of people who've been made redundant since the start of 2008 reached 3.5 million - equivalent to one in every seven employees. Read More Here 
Wiltshire car giant bids to cut number of compulsory job losses
Honda in Swindon says a voluntary redundancy programme will be offered to its associates in a bid to reduce compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
3.7m redundant since 2008 recession
Around 3.7 million people have been made redundant since the recession in 2008 - one in seven of all employees - according to a new study. Almost two-thirds of those losing their jobs were men, with most redundancies reported in 2009. Read More Here
Collective redundancy consultation cut: good for both employer and employee?
Employment relations minister Jo Swinson has announced that the collective redundancy consultation period, in situations where 100 or more employees are involved, is to be cut from 90 days to 45 days. Read More Here 
BBC journalists stage 24-hour strike over compulsory redundancies
NUJ says jobs are set to go across the corporation, including BBC Scotland, Five Live, Asian Network and World Service Read More Here 
John Lewis cuts 325 department managers in shock redundancies
An already  gloomy day for the British high street was darkened further yesterday by the news that John Lewis is cutting 325 department managers. Read More Here  
Redundancy fears at Widnes chemical firm Thermphos
A Widnes chemical company faces closure with the loss of 26 jobs, but unions played down fears that workers may not receive a redundancy settlement from Dutch-owned Thermphos. Read More Here  
Royal Surrey County Hospital staff facing redundancy
Staff numbers are to be reduced at a hospital in Guildford in a bid to cut costs, an NHS trust has said. Read More Here 
Birmingham City Council to offer DOUBLE redundancy pay
Bosses to offer thousands of staff extra cash in a bid to encourage more volunteers Council bosses are to offer thousands of workers double redundancy pay in a bid to encourage more staff to leave the authority. Read More Here
Barclays confirms that senior staff targeted for redundancies
Barclays’ results are out, as are the details of its ‘Transform’ restructuring plan. Barclays is cutting 1,800 jobs from its investment bank, or around 7% of the total. Overall, 55% of the jobs will go in the front office, with the remainder going in the back office. Read More Here
BBC staff threaten strike over compulsory redundancies
 Thousands of BBC journalists are to stage a one-day nationwide strike unless the corporation agrees to end compulsory redundancies, it was warned today. Read More Here
Foyles to make redundancies
Foyles is to make up to eight employees redundant as it seeks to "counter the downturn in sales" and scale its operating costs so that they are "proportionate to the business". Read More Here 
Chief executive of HMV let go in latest swathe of redundancies at the failed music chain
Trevor Moore is one of 60 staff across HMV's head office network let go Comes after announcement 66 of its 220 shops will close within two months Read More Here 
76 redundancies will hit Dorset aviation firm
More than 70 job losses have been announced by Cobham, one of Dorset’s biggest employers, as the company “refocuses” its business  Read More Here
20:20 Mobile poised to make redundancies
Redundancies loom at 20:20 Mobile as the company continues to move into the services sector away from traditional mobile distribution. Read More Here 
Wirral Council continues to offer enhanced redundancy packages
Wirral council is aiming to avoid compulsory redundancies by continuing to offer an "enhanced" voluntary package to up to 700 staff who could lose their jobs. Read More Here
‘No redundancies planned’ says ABP
In the wake of the decision by Tesco to cease using burger product from meat processing plant Silvercrest foods, the ABP group have told the paper there are “no plans for redundancies”.   Read More Here
Amnesty UK delays redundancies
Amnesty UK has decided to hold off any restructure or redundancies until after its annual general meeting in the spring, following months of dispute with its union. Read More Here 
University redundancies
Northumbria University has offered hundreds of its members of staff the chance to apply for voluntary redundancy. Read More Here 
BBC journalists to strike over redundancies row
BBC journalists are to go on strike and launch a corporation-wide work to rule in an escalating row over compulsory redundancies, their union announced tonight. Read More Here 
Bosses at Wickes have confirmed that they are considering closing a distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Insiders at the depot revealed that a staff meeting was held this morning to announce that 180 redundancies are on the table. Chiefs at the trade and DIY firm had previously refused to tell hemeltoday whether closure was being considered. Read More Here 
Rush for voluntary redundancy
Almost double the expected number of voluntary redundancies have been declared by Wightlink. An expected 40 job losses has climbed to a reported 73 — with more than that number seeking voluntary redundancy or early retirement from the Isle of Wight travel company.  Read More Here
190 redundancies across HMV head office and distribution
While an angry employee lets loose on Twitter HMV Today 190 people have been made redundant from HMV's head office and distribution network, a move that saw one of those affected share their disgust on the company's official Twitter account.  Read More Here
HMV Announces UK Redundancies
It's been a rough couple of weeks for HMV. A couple of weeks back, the music retailer and entertainment company announced that it had officially entered administration. Though little information on the company's future was offered, HMV did say that it had appointed Deloitte as an administrator and Deloitte said it would be keeping stores Read More...
Lincolnshire Co-op home stores moving to new owners
 Lincolnshire Co-op is in negotiations with Oldrids Group regarding the take over of two home stores branches in Lincoln and Gainsborough. Read More Here
You're fired! Has it been a record year for redundancies?
As the Government waits to see whether the UK will take a ride on the triple-dipper, several newspapers suggested that 2011-12 had been a record year for redundancies. What's the evidence? Read More Here 
EBS to cut workforce by third as it seeks 200 redundancies
EBS Building Society, a subsidiary of AIB, is set to cut its workforce by a third as it franchises out the last of its branches. The 200 redundancies will be sought on a voluntary basis and will be split equally between the building society’s head office in Dublin and its 14-strong branch network. Read More Here 
23 Pioneer Regiment: MoD announces third round of redundancies
Soldiers from Bicester’s 23 Pioneer Regiment are due to be included in a third round of redundancies announced by the MoD last week. Read More Here 
Public sector layoffs push redundancy payments to record £4.9bn
 Redundancy payments increased by an estimated 9% in the last financial year to a record £4.9 billion, according to a new report. Read More Here
MADE IN BRITAIN
The winner of Financial Mail’s inaugural Made In Britain awards is proof that the shock of redundancy can be turned into triumph. Read More Here 
Redundancies strike local troops
More Oxfordshire soldiers are expected to face redundancy, the Ministry of Defence confirmed.   Read More Here
Redundancy payouts hit record high
Redundancy payments increased by an estimated 9% in the last financial year to a record £4.9 billion, according to a new report. Read More Here 
BBC Scotland journalists vote to strike over redundancies
BBC journalists in Scotland have voted in favour of taking industrial action in response to the threat of compulsory redundancies, the National Union of Journalists has said. Read More Here 
Council redundancies due
Redundancies are set to sweep through Eastbourne Borough Council as staff face the unenviable position of having to re-apply for their jobs.  Read More Here
DLA Piper to shut Glasgow and offload defendant insurance teams as redundancy talks continue
DLA Piper has confirmed that it will shut its Glasgow office in the coming months and is on the cusp of agreeing deals with takers for its defendant insurance practices following the conclusion of a collective consultation. Read More Here 
Academy system defended after redundancies announced at Sunderland school
City Tory Leader Robert Oliver has defended the principle of academies after news a city school is axing up to 30 jobs.  Read More Here
Army job cuts: redundancy process 'difficult and painful' for forces families
The Army has set out plans to cut another 5,300 posts as part of the Coalition’s defence cuts. Read More Here 
5,300 Army jobs to be cut
The Ministry of Defence has announced 5,300 Army redundancies in the latest in a series of planned cuts. Those serving, about to be deployed or just returning from Afghanistan will be exempt from the latest cuts. Read More Here 
British MoD announcces army redundancies
London: The British ministry of defence announced more army redundancies on Tuesday, under government plans to reduce the armed forces by 20 per cent. Read More Here 
Coventry firm Covrad announces second round of redundancies
Coventry firm Covrad has announced a second round of redundancies in four months – blaming a slump in orders. The Canley-based heat transfer firm, which can trace its history in the city back to 1886, looks set to axe more of its workforce in a bid to survive the downturn. Read More Here  
Redundancy notices for 238 council staff
Redundancy notices have been sent out to 238 Barnsley Council workers this week.   At the same time, in a separate move, talks are being held over plans to change working hours for council staff. Read More Here 
Army may restrict Afghanistan exemptions in new redundancy round
With another 4,800 jobs to go by end of year, army considering whether to keep ringfencing soldiers preparing for posting Read More Here 
Have you been affected by the UK's economic problems?
Newsround is making a special TV programme about the effects the UK's money problems have had on children and we're looking for kids to take part. Since the crisis began, shops and businesses have closed, people have lost their jobs, and funding for public services - from libraries to police forces - has been cut. We're looking to Read More...
Ryde-based beauty company Liz Earle has confirmed it will be making 25 compulsory redundancies this week.
The firm, which has its headquarters at Ryde Business Park and a retail outlet on Union Street in the town, has been reviewing its operations Read More Here 
Army losing key staff under voluntary redundancies
Ministers were last night accused of pressuring military chiefs into accepting voluntary, rather than compulsory redundancies as part of swingeing budget cuts. Read More Here 
Consultation Period for Large UK Redundancies Cut from 90 Days to 45 Days
Change will reduce collective consultation burden on UK employers and means that redundancy dismissals can take effect more quickly. Read More Here 
Bakery closure will cause 55 redundancies
Bolton family bakery Warburtons is shedding more than 50 jobs at its Blackpool factory.   Read More Here
Strike ballot over redundancies called
Tens of thousands of workers in the UK government’s biggest department are voting on whether to strike in a dispute over compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
Shropshire redundancy levels could soar following hike in compensation payments
 The number of redundancies among Shropshire workers in senior positions could soar early in the new year after the Government rubber-stamped an increase in compensation payouts, a county expert warned today. Read More Here
Redundancies to be made at Godfrey DIY
 Some 50 staff at Godfrey DIY face an uncertain future with the company admitting it will have to make redundancies as it bids to secure its future. The family firm which has stores in Combs Ford, Diss and Norwich, says it is reformatting its outlets to address ‘trading challenges and changing consumer trends. Read More Here
Collective redundancy period cut from 90 to 45 days following six-month consultation
A number of alterations to employment legislation are set to be implemented after a government-led consultation launched in June returned its results. Read More Here
124 more jobs go at Perkins with redundancies to come
A Stafford engineering firm has axed 124 temporary contacts and is looking to lay off 43 more full-time staff, a month after shedding 131 members of agency staff.  Read More Here
Redundancy consultation period to be halved to 45 days
Unions accuse government of making it easier to sack staff by cutting the time before a firm can implement large redundancies Read More Here 
Disabled workers told they face redundancy in new Remploy closures
Further 875 employees warned as government pushes on with plan to re-direct disability employment service funds Read More Here 
Remploy factory closures: Hundreds more face redundancy
Hundreds more workers at factories which provide employment for disabled people are at risk of losing their jobs, the government has announced. Read More Here 
Guardian steps up pressure for staff to volunteer for redundancy
The publisher of the Guardian and Observer newspapers has stepped up pressure on staff to come forward for redundancy, by telling them where the axe is likely to fall if they do not volunteer. Read More Here 
Fury as axed Remploy staff are told they'll stack supermarket shelves for no pay
Union chiefs have slammed the move and branded it as slavery after it was revealed the plan is to ensure the redundant workers keep their benefits.  Read More Here
20 doctors among hospital staff to face redundancy
A breakdown of jobs threatened by cuts at the Royal Bolton Hospital has revealed that 20 doctors positions, 50 midwives and 93 nurses face redundancy.   Read More Here
Remploy workers face redundancy
Almost 50 workers face redundancy with the closure of a factory that employs disabled people. Read More Here 
Sixty job losses at South Yorkshire transport executive
The organisation which supervises public transport services in South Yorkshire is to shed 60 jobs. Read More Here 
700 jobs axed at stricken Comet
More than 700 jobs - including 45 in Gateshead - at electricals chain Comet have been axed in the latest round of redundancies by the company's administrator. Read More Here 
More than £500,000 paid to redundant North-East health bosses
NHS officials in the region have confirmed that more than £500,000 was paid out in redundancy payments to two directors in the last financial year. Read More Here 
Comet cuts 735 more jobs in home delivery axe
Another 735 jobs went at COMET today as administrators closed the chain’s entire home delivery operation.  Read More Here
Deloitte administrators make 735 redundancies at Comet HQ
The joint administrators have announced that 735 redundancies are necessary in the company's head office, and across its home delivery network. The administrators confirmed that 603 employees have been made redundant in the home delivery network; and 132 in its head office which includes 57 in Rickmansworth, 17 in Hull, and 56 in the call Read More...
Comet confirms 735 further redundancies
In the latest chapter of the on-going Comet administration process, the firm has confirmed that 735 additional employees have been made redundant. Read More Here 
Suffolk Community Healthcare: 66 frontline posts to go, says union
A union says 66 frontline NHS jobs will disappear at Suffolk's recently-privatised community heath services. Read More Here 
Cashless Comet to close 41 stores, axe 500 jobs
Collapsed electricals retailer Comet is to shutter 41 stores over the next fortnight, administrator Deloitte has confirmed. Read More Here 
Pannone to make 16 redundancies
Pannone today became the latest north west law firm to wield the jobs axe with plans to make up to 16 redundancies. Read More Here 
Redundancy sparks new Clevedon business
At Your Service (AYC) in Kenn Road will open its doors on Saturday, offering customers the chance to meet the team over a hot drink and a cake. Read More Here 
BBC faces Christmas strike
The National Union of Journalists is urging all members at the BBC to back industrial action in response to redundancies at the Asian Network. Read More Here 
Liberty to axe further 285 jobs
Liberty Insurance, the company which took over Quinn, is to make 285 staff redundant. Some 900 people were made redundant in 2010 when the company was in administration. It was subsequently taken over by US group Liberty in 2011.  Read More Here
Quinns outraged as 285 jobs axed at insurance company
The Quinn family has reacted with anger to news of further widescale job losses at their former insurance company. Liberty Insurance is to make 285 staff redundant – two years after 900 staff were laid off at the company.  Read More Here
Animosity International: Staff on strike in Amnesty offices across the globe
It's arguably the world's most venerated campaigning group. But now Amnesty is facing a crisis that threatens to tear it apart Read More Here 
BAE redundancies 'may leave Brough plant short-staffed'
Union bosses fear there will not be enough staff at BAE's Brough site to carry out the remaining work after details of compulsory redundancies were announced.  Read More Here
No redundancy pay for 30 call centre workers
Thirty workers who lost their jobs at a call centre have been told they won't be paid redundancy because it has gone into liquidation.  Read More Here
50 Gwent ex-Woolworths workers could get compensation
More than 50 former Woolworths employees from Gwent could receive compensation if a union is successful at an employment tribunal appeal next year.   Read More Here
Council to cover Newport schools’ redundancy costs
School based redundancy costs in Newport which this year are expected to exceed £680,000 will be initially covered by the council but then repaid by the school over a five year period, the city's cabinet decided. Read More Here
Redundancy pay offs to cost cash strapped council £4m
About £4m has been set aside for redundancy pay-offs at Southampton City Council. Read More Here 
Council under fire for ‘savage’ job cuts as 200 posts made redundant
Another round of job cuts has been announced at Notts County Council which will see more than 200 posts made redundant.  Read More Here
£1m cost of redundancies for 17 Norfolk and Waveney NHS workers
NHS Norfolk and Waveney Primary Care Trust (PCT) spent £1,091,000 in the last financial year to lay off 17 staff. Read More Here 
Pay cuts, job losses on cards at ESB as redundancy plan stalls
They are among the best-paid semi-state workers in the country, with basic salaries of around €70,000. But ESB staff now face the prospect of further job losses and pay cuts after the company failed to reach its target of 700 redundancies under its voluntary severance scheme.  Read More Here
Court threat over lost Shropshire Council redundancy payments
About 70 former Shirehall workers are preparing to take Shropshire Council to court to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost redundancy payments. Read More Here 
Former LTI taxi maker employees 'shocked' by redundancies
I was told to go to a meeting where we were all herded into a room and told that our contracts had been terminated straight away," said Peter Batters. Read More Here 
Anger as US investor who led Comet into administration after buying ailing firm for just £2 stands to make millions from liquidation
An American financier who bought Comet for £2 could now make millions from its sale, despite leading it into administration. Read More Here  
Dundee print factory plans to make 43 people redundant
A factory in Dundee, which manufactures printing supplies, plans to make 43 staff redundant as its parent company seeks to stem a £2.5m loss for 2012. Read More Here 
Wightlink jobs to go as overnight island sailings axed
A ferry firm serving the Isle of Wight is asking staff to take voluntary redundancy as it axes sailings. Read More Here 
Mass NHS redundancies
More than 200 staff at a Lancashire health organisation face losing their jobs as part of a mass redundancy exercise, it was revealed today. Read More Here 
BBC World Service urges journalists to consider voluntary redundancy
Corporation's global arm to close 73 editorial posts, but hopes to avoid compulsory layoffs as part of £42m budget cuts Read More Here 
Strike threat over Hull City Council bin job losses
Refuse collectors in Hull have said they are prepared to take industrial action over proposed job cuts. Read More Here 
Cull of bankers: Redundant UBS staff handed their belongings in carrier bags
UBS denied that bankers arrived to find their security passes did not work, but staff were angry about the way they were treated Read More Here 
London bankers face mass redundancies as UBS confirms 10,000 jobs to go worldwide before 2015
The London staff at one of the world's biggest banks faced the prospect of mass redundancies after UBS today said it will cut up to 10,000 roles worldwide. Read More Here 
£42m bill to axe jobs raises fear for NHS in Yorkshire
Taxpayers paid out £42m on exit deals for NHS staff in Yorkshire last year amid signs deepening financial pressures are forcing health chiefs to axe hundreds of jobs.  Read More Here
End of the road for Midland coach firm Bowens
Shocked staff at Tamworth-based coach firm Bowens face a bleak future after administrators Deloitte confirmed that 393 people across the UK had been made redundant. Read More Here 
K College possible redundancies increase up to 168
The number of potential redundancies at a college in Kent has increased in a new restructuring plan. K College said it aimed to make no more than 168 staff redundant together with any approved voluntary redundancies as it tackles its £6.4m operating deficit. Read More Here
Twelve redundancies as Sutton firm goes into administration
Twelve people have been made redundant after a Sutton-based manufacturing company went into administration earlier this month. Europalite Ltd, based at Millward House on Eastfield Side in Sutton, was placed into administration on 2nd October.  Read More Here
Redundancy risk to 40 at Enterprise Peterborough
Forty people are at risk of redundancy at Enterprise Peterborough after the private firm which carries out Peterborough City Council services announced a further restructuring. Read More Here 
Way To Grow! Riverford sales up as supermarket sales fall
Riverford Organic, the UK’s leading organic food delivery franchise has seen pre-tax profits more than double in the year to April, up from £508,000 to £1.23million. The growth of the franchise compares favourably to overall declining organic sales figure in the UK, which were down 3.7 percent in 2011 according to the Soil Read More...
Redundancy risk to 40 at Enterprise
Forty people are at risk of redundancy at Enterprise Peterborough after the private firm which carries out Peterborough City Council services announced a further restructuring. Read More Here
Mental health trust plans to axe 500 jobs
The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust says the proposed changes are part of radical redesign being led by clinicians in response to a tough NHS efficiency drive which means it has to cut five pc of its budget every year for the next few years. Read More Here 
Redundancies sap army morale
 It is difficult to understand the logic of why the armed forces are going through a heavy recruiting drive whilst at the same time conducting a massive 20,000 redundancy phase. Read More Here
Collapse of Norwich firm Uniglaze leads to 225 redundancies
The collapse of Norwich glazing supplier Uniglaze 2 (East Anglia) has led to 225 job losses, with more expected later this week. Read More Here 
London firefighters asked to consider redundancy
Firefighters have been asked to consider accepting redundancy as part of efforts by the London Fire Brigade to save £65m over the next two years. Read More Here 
Almost half of Irish workers would emigrate to change careers – survey
Research from Berkley Recruitment Group has shown Irish workers to be more optimistic about their jobs than some of their European counterparts; however, a significant number are still willing to leave Ireland for better opportunities. Read More Here 
Gok Wan talks about how you can volunteer and get paid!
  Log onto our live and interactive webTV show where Gok Wan talks about the search for 500 people across the UK to work for a local charity while getting paid Show date: Tuesday 16th October 2012 Show time: 2.30pm Gok Wan is calling on people from all over the UK to 'donate themselves' as part of the annual Vodafone World Of Read More...
Sudbury: Delphi redundancy request sparks job fears
Delphi, which is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for the automotive industry with a major producing plant in Newton Road, confirmed that it had experienced a slow-down during the final quarter of the last financial year. Read More Here 
B&Q job cuts: Bosses deny ‘kneejerk’ response
B&Q job cuts: Bosses deny ‘kneejerk’ response 11:45am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News Photograph of the Author By Bethan Phillips, Reporter B&Q axes 220 staff at head office in Chandler's Ford B&Q axes 220 staff at head office in Chandler's Ford HAMPSHIRE DIY firm B&Q has insisted its axing of 220 Read More...
Voluntary redundancy scheme will be targeted at staff surpluses - Brendan Howlin
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has told the Dáil that, where staff surpluses are identified in the public sector, proposed voluntary redundancy schemes may apply. Read More Here 
BBC Scotland accused of intimidation as NUJ disputes latest redundancy process
BBC Scotland has been accused of intimidation as the NUJ enters into dispute over the current ongoing redundancy process Read More Here  
Agency staff are bumping up NHS costs
The NHS in Portsmouth has spent millions on getting rid of staff, while payments for agency workers has gone up, reports PRIYA MISTRY.  Read More Here
Maltby Colliery coal miners face redundancy
Hundreds of miners working at a deep coal pit in South Yorkshire have been given a 90-day notice of redundancy. Read More Here 
K College staff walk out today in job cuts protest
Staff across all five K College campuses will walk out in a half-day strike today, in protest at redundancies. The college, formed by the merger two years ago of West Kent and South Kent colleges, has sites in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Folkestone and Dover. Read More Here 
Jobs go at JJB’s city centre store
Staff were laid off at Wakefield’s branch of JJB Sports this week after the company went bust Read More Here 
JJB pulls out of Kirkcaldy & 38 jobs lost
Both JJB Sports shops in Kirkcaldy have been closed with the loss of 38 jobs. Read More Here 
Bruton: Government seeking 8,000 public-sector redundancies
Up to 8,000 public sector redundancies are due to be sought, ministers have said today. Read More Here 
Former cop takes West Midlands Police to industrial tribunal
A former detective is seeking compensation from West Midlands Police after challenging the legality of his redundancy from his new job with the force Read More Here  
Former Tesco drivers strike plan
Lorry drivers working for Eddie Stobart have been meeting to finalise plans for a 2 day strike. The men, who formerly worked for Tesco at their distribution centre in Doncaster, say their new employers are putting almost two hundred jobs at risk of redundancy. Read More Here 
Redundancies at troubled Halls plant may be just weeks away
The troubled Hall’s meat processing factory will be shut down by February unless a buyer can be found, it has been announced. Owners Vion have said that a “phased shutdown” would start later this month if a “sustainable solution” could not be found, meaning that the first redundancies could be only weeks away. Read Read More...
Coventry City Council workers asked to take redundancy
Thousands of letters have gone out to staff at Coventry’s biggest employer this week asking if they want to take redundancy. Read More Here  
1700 Hall's workers face redundancy by February
The 1700 staff at the Hall's of Broxburn meat processing plant have been warned that the West Lothian factory will close in February next year if a buyer is not found. Read More Here 
Jobs under threat at Coalville car parts firm
A Leicestershire automotive parts firm is set to lay off hundreds of jobs after being hit by a downturn in trade. Read More Here 
Government help pledge for under-threat Neath Valley miners
Mine workers who lose their jobs in the latest round of cuts in the Neath Valley will receive assistance from the Government.  Read More Here
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust issue redundancy notice
 A hospital trust has issued advanced notice of redundancy for all 5,500 staff in a bid to remove enhanced sick pay - a move today described as “bullying”. Read More Here  
West Midlands Fire Service job loss consultation taking place
A union has called plans by West Midlands Fire Service to shed some of the lowest paid jobs as ‘disappointing’. The service has said that a targeted voluntary redundancy programme which would include workers such as cooks and cleaners, is under way. Read More Here  
More than 200 fire service support jobs at risk
More than 200 support staff at West Midlands Fire and Rescue service have been asked to take voluntary redundancy, it can be revealed today. Read More Here 
25 mine workers take up redundancy offer at the Aberpergwm Colliery
Around 25 mine workers have taken voluntary redundancy at the Aberpergwm Colliery. The job losses are the first to be confirmed after parent company Walter Energy began formal consultation over plans which were believed to involve axing 90 of the 334-strong workforce. Read More Here 
JJB staff in Ipswich made redundant as administrators axe store
Eighteen workers at the town’s branch of JJB Sports were among nearly 2,200 employees made redundant at the ailing retail chain after it collapsed in administration.  Read More Here
2,200 redundancies as JJB Sports enters administration
About 2,200 staff at JJB Sports are being made redundant after the retailer collapsed into administration. Rival firm Sports Direct, controlled by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley,is buying up 20 of the sporting goods chain's shops. The deal will save around 550 jobs in the UK, including staff at JJB's warehouse. The remaining 133 JJB Read More...
No help for heroes: 8,000 soldiers face the axe before Christmas under savage Army cuts plans
British Army No help for heroes: 8,000 soldiers face the axe before Christmas under savage Army cuts plans Those under threat include the Royal Welsh, Royal Fusiliers, Royal ­Engineers, Royal Lancaster and Prince Harry’s Royal Air Corps   Read More Here
Easy Living magazine is looking for a woman in her 30s/40s who has been made redundant
 Easy Living magazine is looking for a woman in her 30s/40s who was made redundant last year but since discovered her dream job, started her own business or turned her life around this year - for a lovely, inspiring real-women feature. If you are interested please send a photo, name, age and a bit about your story to Read More...
Home care company denies redundancy claims
A council-run home care company has denied claims it is planning to make over 80 staff redundant saying the proposal is “for a reduction in contracted hours and amendments to patterns of working”. Read More Here 
250 catering jobs face axe over school meals change
More than 250 jobs could be lost if primary schools across the county axe their hot school meals service from April, costing Shropshire Council nearly £500,000 in redundancy payouts. Read More Here 
Stephen House warns of Police Service of Scotland job losses
The newly appointed chief constable of the Police Service of Scotland has said as many as 3,000 support staff could be lost as he seeks to merge eight forces into one. Read More Here 
Vodafone accused of making ‘back door’ redundancies
Union claims operator is using compromise agreements to avoid having to give employees 30-day consultation period Read More Here 
Ambulance firm 'facing redundancies' after Chessington planning snub
A private ambulance company will be making mass redundancies after being “forced” to move premises. Read More Here 
Great Yarmouth Borough Council staff apply for redundancy in the face of cuts
About 55 staff at a council in Norfolk have applied for voluntary redundancy as officers look to save £10m over three years. Read More Here 
NHS cuts fears as Maidstone NHS staff asked if they want redundancy
Four thousand NHS hospital staff have been asked if they want to apply for redundancy. The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) is one of mid Kent’s largest employers, and serves 500,000 people, but now all staff have been invited to consider whether they want to leave with a severance package. Read More Here 
14 management positions at risk at Derry City Council
The head of Derry City Council has said 14 management posts are under threat as part of a management reorganisation. Read More Here 
Cumbernauld & Kilsyth face brutal cuts and redundancies as cuts package is flagged up.
Local secondaries, home care, street cleaning, bin uplifts and other crucial services are under serious threat locally after news of cuts started to filter through. Read More Here
'Devastating news' of 75 redundancies at Leaderflush Shapland
One of Barnstaple's best-known employers is to make 75 staff redundant in November. Door manufacturer Leaderflush Shapland made the announcement to workers on Tuesday Read More Here
Redundancies likely after BHA review
A new role of raceday integrity officers is being proposed as part of a shake-up by the British Horseracing Authority. Read More Here
Proposed cuts could see more than 1300 redundancies in North Lanarkshire
Up to 1300 full time jobs could be axed as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s £105m savings package. Read More Here 
Job loss fears for Broadland District Council staff
Broadland District Council is to reorganise its strategy, community and housing service, with people working in that department told they face a “risk of potential redundancy”. Read More Here 
200 jobs face axe at Southampton City Council
More than 200 staff at Southampton City Council are set to lose their jobs, it has been revealed. The Labour -run council plans to sacrifice temporary workers to find positions for permanent employees facing the axe.   Read More Here
Advice clinics offered after FG Wilson job losses
Officials from the Department for Employment and Learning will offer advice clinics to employees affected by job losses at FG Wilson, the employment minister Stephen Farry has said. Read More Here 
£587,100 cost of borough job losses
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has spent more than half a million pounds in the last year on redundancy and other payments to departing staff.   Read More Here
Jobs at risk at ITV Westcountry as channel seeks to 'deliver financial savings'
More jobs could be lost at ITV Westcountry after the broadcaster invited applications for voluntary redundancy, it has emerged. Staff were informed of the move on Friday but ITV has not disclosed how many jobs could go or how much money it is looking to save. Read More Here 
Job cuts cost police £6.7m in pay-outs
Essex Police spent £6.7million on redundancies during the past two years - and that figure could be dwarfed by the final total. The force is having to find £42million of year-on-year savings and with most of the budget spent on staff it is employees who will bear the brunt of the cuts.   Read More Here
Fire service sick days increase due to stress
Firefighters in Cambridgeshire are increasingly going off sick with stress – and cash cuts to the service are being blamed. Read More Here 
Latest:      10:02 Syrian rebels 'torturing detainees'_  FG Wilson warns of more job losses in wake of 760 redundancies
FG Wilson has warned there would be more redundancies as the company prepared to transfer some of its production of small diesel generators to China. Read More Here 
Strike threat over hospital job cuts
Hospital workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ballot for strike action over redundancies and pay cuts. Medical secretaries are among up to 40 staff facing the axe at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust, which runs Pontefract Hospital, under a review of administrative and clerical roles to save cash.  Read More Here
London Fashion Week date for Lindley woman after career change
A change of career has paid off handsomely for hair stylist Lisa Bates. The Lindley mother-of-one only began training as a stylist at the age of 38 after a varied career which included window dresser, chalet maid and sales account manager. Read More Here 
Career change helps Hook hit the big time
George Hook looks like becoming the patron saint of career change. An unlikely presence among the many young and the beautiful peopleof the airwaves, the 'Right Hook' star is now a serious earner. Read More Here 
ITV starts voluntary redundancy programme for regional news
ITV has opened a fresh voluntary redundancy programme as part of cost-cutting measures at its regional news operations. Read More Here 
Maybe Nomura will only make 250 redundancies in London. Further proof that Steve Ashley is ascendant
If you work at Nomura’s beehive-topped office at One Angel Lane and have been feeling concerned about your job security, this morning brings a reprieve. Read More Here 
Progress report on council’s £20m budget cuts
Progress on a bid to slash £20m off South Tyneside Council’s budget was outlined to senior councillors. Due to a major reduction in central government funding council chiefs are again facing significant financial pressures this current year.  Read More Here
Dairy Crest to close Scunthorpe depot - redundancies may result
A major dairy company is to close its depot in Scunthorpe and "a small number of redundancies" may result. Dairy Crest Ltd says that following a review of its depot network and operating costs in the Yorkshire area, it has been decided to cease trading from the Scunthorpe depot by September 29. Read More Here 
Radio 4 listeners mourn as Green and Cass take redundancy
Charlotte Green and Harriet Cass, two of BBC Radio 4's best-known voices, have announced that they will leave the network next year. Read More Here
Job losses expected as Shakespeares and Harvey Ingram merge
More than 50 people are likely to lose their jobs and three offices will close following the merger between Shakespeares and Harvey Ingram, it has been announced. Read More Here 
Choose the right pool ahead of redundancies
Judging by the cases coming across my desk, many businesses locally and nationally are still finding the going tough. As a consequence, they are having to make difficult decisions about redundancies.  Read More Here
Essex Police redundancies cost force £6.7m in two years
Essex Police has spent £6,783,762 making staff redundant during the past two years, it has emerged. The draft annual accounts show one former police employee left with an exit agreement worth £100,376. Read More Here 
From redundancy to a secure future
When John Moore and his wife were made redundant from their jobs in the security industry, the couple were determined not to dwell on their situation.  Read More Here
NUJ questions timescale over latest round of redundancies at BBC Scotland
With the announcement that BBC Scotland is to make another 35 job cuts by the end of September, the NUJ has questioned whether enough volunteers will be found in such a short time, which could mean enforced redundancies are implemented. Read More Here 
Law firm announces 24 redundancies
Addleshaw Goddard has confirmed that 24 redundancies have been made across its UK offices. Read More Here 
Recycling strike proceeds as more bin jobs at risk in Sheffield
Fifteen more binmen could be axed on top of the 25 taking voluntary redundancy due to the introduction of fortnightly bin collections, The Star can reveal. Loss of the additional posts would not count as redundancy because the workers are on short-term contracts due to come to an end in the autumn.  Read More Here
Banks prepare to seize control of Yellow Pages publisher Hibu
A group of banks is preparing to seize control of Yellow Pages publisher Hibu amid concerns that its management is not clearing its massive debt pile fast enough. Read More Here 
NUJ raises alarm over BBC redundancies in Scotland
The NUJ Scottish Organiser has told BBC management it will be almost impossible to find enough volunteers for redundancy within the short time frame following the announcement of 35 job losses across Scotland. Read More Here 
Building a new career
Two colleges are among the first in the UK to offer a new qualification for the construction industry. Students at Leicester College and Stephenson College, Coalville, have already begun enrolling on the higher level apprenticeship in sustainable built environment, which provides work-based learning at university level. Read More Here 
Civil servants face axe in spending cuts
Thousands of civil servants face the sack as the Coalition struggles to find more cuts, Parliament's spending watchdog has warned. Read More Here 
Truck manufacturer Terex to cut 70 jobs at Motherwell plant
Most of the 530 staff at Newhouse plant will move onto a part-time rota due to slump in orders Read More Here 
BBC Scotland earmarks 35 jobs for redundancy under £16m cutbacks
The broadcaster needs to find the savings after the licence fee was frozen by the UK Government. This comes after 39 posts were shed by BBC Scotland as part of the cutbacks, which could result in a total of between 100 to 120 losing their jobs by 2017. Read More Here 
Army of expert ‘Silver Bullets’ aged 50 plus recruited to help young, small businesses grow
A service that helps people aged over 50 find employment has created a hit squad of 400 senior business trouble-shooters to fill skills gaps experienced by small businesses. Called the ‘Skilled People Silver Bullets’, the idea is to give small business owners easy access, at low cost, to highly experienced experts with a minimum of 25 Read More...
The Alzheimer’s Society is shutting its shop in Carlisle following falling donations and the economic slump.
The premises at 147 Botchergate will close on Friday and two part time employees will be made redundant. Read More Here 
KPMG to cut hundreds of UK staff
KPMG has told staff it is planning hundreds of redundancies, with up to three per cent of its UK headcount at risk, City A.M. has learned. The firm is the only one the Big Four professional services firms to embark upon a redundancy programme in recent years. Read More Here 
Double dip redundancies blamed for peak in stress-induced illnesses among middle-class wives
Stark numbers of middle-class redundancies seen in the double dip recession have been blamed for a sharp rise in stress-induced illnesses among married women, it was revealed today. Read More Here  
Woman takes redundancy case against nursing home company
A woman who was dismissed from a private nursing home in Dublin after allegedly blowing the whistle on a work colleague has taken a case for redundancy at the Employment Appeals Tribunal.  Read More Here
Hemsworth MP’s help offer as more Remploy workers face axe
Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett has pledged to helped sacked Remploy workers find new jobs. Read More Here 
New council jobs blow - 350 more staff to go
Town Hall staff are today reeling from a fresh jobs blow after it was revealed another 350 South Tyneside Council jobs must go over the next two years.  Read More Here
Staff face the axe at Melksham tyre factory
Tyre company Cooper Tires confirmed yesterday that there will be around 50 redundancies at its Melksham factory, blaming difficulties trading in Europe. Read More Here 
Change of career puts Barry cyclist on the right track
A Barry woman is on the right track - after changing careers from cycling to accountancy. Alex Greenfield, 21, had been a full-time athlete and had competed in World Cups, European Championships and the Commonwealth Games in 2010.   Read More Here
DIY workshops have seen five-fold increase in female take up
Rising numbers of women are turning to DIY and skilled trades amid the recession, it has been revealed. Read More Here 
Support service jobs at Cleveland Police are to be axed
Support staff working for Cleveland Police are at risk of redundancy, the force has said. Steria, the company that deals with the majority of civilian jobs for the force, has said it needs to lose 30 roles Read More Here 
175 staff to be axed by Caterpillar
One of Leicestershire's best-known manufacturers has axed 175 jobs after a slump in orders. Caterpillar, which makes construction equipment, blamed economic problems in the eurozone and the United States, its two key markets. Read More Here
Redundancies announced at King’s Lynn engineering company which is wound up after 70 years
Twenty West Norfolk people have been made redundant as an engineering company is being wound up after 70 years. Knights Warner is the latest victim of the recession after directors decided to cease trading on Tuesday.   Read More Here
30 civilians may lose jobs in Cleveland Police cuts
A total of 30 civilian police workers are likely to lose their jobs as a force looks to save £1m. In 2010, Cleveland Police Authority signed a £175m privitisation deal to outsource nonpolicing work to French firm Steria, backed by a guarantee there would be no compulsory redundancies over the next ten years.   Read More Here
Axed council staff receive more than £3m in redundancy payouts
Laid off council staff received more than £3m in redundancy payouts last year after Merton Council axed nearly 200 employees. Read More Here 
Towergate London Markets in redundancy talks with staff
The London Markets broking team was moved into the underwriting arm of the business last year, and a spokesperson for Towergate said the company was now undergoing a 'realignment'. Read More Here 
UK jobs outlook 'toughest' in 18 years
Young people looking for a new job are facing the toughest outlook since 1994, unions warned ahead of the latest unemployment figures on Wednesday Read More Here 
Further job losses at Mouchel in Lincoln as council cuts bite
Up to 17 job losses have been announced at a Lincoln business services firm. Mouchel, which shed 14 staff in January, is suffering from cuts to large public sector contracts. Read More Here 
Older entrepreneur relishes self-employment in her 50s with help from  Prince’s Charity
A North London woman was inspired to set up her own business with support from a charity which was established by HRH The Prince of Wales. After being made redundant in 2010 from her role as Product Manager at the City and Guilds, Heavna jumped at the chance to do something creative. Originally born in Guyana, Heavna utilised her passion for Read More...
If you are interested in becoming self-employed and want to become involved in The Prince’s Initiative
What training programmes have been running in your area. We are running lots of courses to help people explore self-employment, and in our regional updates we will detail where we have been running our courses, who has attended, along with who has been speaking at each course session Read More Here 
Joblessness soars in over 50s as UK falls back in league tables
The study, Unfinished Business: Barriers and Opportunities for Older Workers, finds that older British workers have been hit harder by the economic downturn than those in other countries Read More Here 
You're fired; how do you feel? Bosses told they will have to make sure staff are happy when redundancy is on the cards
Companies may have to assess the psychological health of their staff when considering redundancies under EU plans. The new directive would also force bosses to examine the impact of job cuts on the community. Read More Here
Council's £1.2m in exit payments
Swindon Council paid out up to £1.12m in exit packages for staff laid off in the Stronger Together reorganisation last financial year — a rise from the £160,000 spent the previous year.   Read More Here
Employers maintaining more staff than they need, leading to threat of further redundancies
A third of employers are maintaining staff levels higher than they need in order to avoid losing skills, but will make redundancies if economic growth does not return soon, according to a CIPD report published this morning. Read More Here 
West Lancashire council blasted over voluntary redundancy claims
West Lancashire Borough Council was blasted this week for “wasting taxpayers' money” by employing former staff only weeks after they had taken voluntary redundancy.  Read More Here
Being made redundant did newlywed Sonia a favour
When Sonia Nadin got married she didn't just gain a husband – she got an idea for a business too. Which was just what she wanted, because Mrs Nadin found herself having to deal with redundancy for the first time – at the age of 45.  Read More Here
Jobcentre Plus opening hours and benefit payments for the August 2012 bank holiday
Jobcentre Plus closed for the August 2012 bank holiday Jobcentre Plus offices and telephone lines in England, Scotland and Wales will be closed on Monday 27 August 2012. Benefit payments over the August 2012 bank holiday If you get benefits and are due a payment due on 27 August, you should get it by Friday 24 August Read More...
Former Vale Council officers' £30,000 redundancy payouts revealed
A freedom of Information request has revealed that three former Vale Council officers left their employment with £90,000 in pay-outs between them.   Read More Here
HP hangs axe over 268 UK staffers ahead of mass cull
HP wants to make nearly 300 UK staff redundant before its mass lay-off programme even kicks in, company insiders have claimed. Well-placed sources say HP informed the government's Department for Business Innovation & Skills a fortnight ago that 268 jobs have been put at risk. Read More Here 
Hospitals cuts ‘put patient care at risk’
Bed-blocking wards could be closed and jobs have been lost because of £49m of cuts to the county’s hospitals budgets. Read More Here 
Inverness company announces redundancies
Redundancies have been issued at a long-established Inverness engineering company. AI Welders announced it had issued "a number" of three-month redundancy notices yesterday.  Read More Here
Lancashire makes up to nine redundancies at London office
Lancashire Holdings has made between seven and nine redundancies in its London office after deciding to pull out of property direct and facultative lines. Read More Here 
Council's £800k payout to 71 redundant workers
Employees made redundant by Colchester Council were given payoffs totalling £800,000.   Read More Here
KPMG administrators make 155 redundancies at Bakery
KPMG administrators have managed to secure a sale of collapsed North East-based bakery Peters Bakery to its former rival. Read More Here
Redundancy turned out to be a blessing
Redundancy proved an unexpected gift for Tobias Nicholls. The playwright and actor, who had been working as an assistant theatre manager, found his P45 was the chance to get on and follow his own interests. Read More Here 
Law firm redundancies will hit Basingstoke offices
A law firm has announced that 86 employees will be made redundant, mainly at its Basingstoke offices. Read More Here
Benefits staff face job losses as welfare reform plans bite
Welfare reform will cost Westcountry councils millions of pounds in annual shortfalls and create a raft of redundancies as the Government centralises its benefit payments, officials calculate. Read More Here 
Job losses threat
Scores of jobs could be lost at a major food plant in Leigh after shocked staff were issued with a consultation notice to close the business. More than 140 people at Victoria Foods, on Bright Street, face redundancy after the move which has devastated the company’s employees and drawn outrage from the town’s MP.  Read More Here
Loch Lomond Distillery workers given redundancy notices
Five whisky workers at Loch Lomond Distillery are set to lose their jobs. The staff members were issued with compulsory redundancy notices, just days after their employment was transferred to an agency.  Read More Here
Redundancy: the grey areas
We all know that if an employer has to shed jobs because of a down-turn in business then that is a redundancy situation. But what if the employer tries to save jobs by cutting hours instead? In a decision that will be of interest to all employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently confirmed that reducing hours can also trigger a Read More...
Nicola says redundancy kick-started her dream
An entrepreneur believes reflexology helped her to get over 'health issues' so she was able to have children. Nicola Marshall set up her own business, Plym Reflexology, based in Plympton, when she was made redundant after 28 years working in local government.  Read More Here
Unison agrees redundancy deal for 500 British Gas workers in Southampton
Unions have agreed a redundancy deal for the 500 British Gas workers in Southampton who will lose their jobs in the planned closure of its city call centre.   Read More Here
Redundancies at advice centre after funding refused
Staff at a help centre in Woking have been given their redundancy notices after a plea for future funding fell on deaf ears. Read More Here 
Fears for care services as 119 jobs are axed across Lincolnshire
Jobs are being axed in day centres and at community care services across Lincolnshire. At least 119 employees are taking voluntary redundancy and most will leave by September 30. Their departure will be followed by compulsory redundancies throughout the county's adult care services. Read More Here 
Anglesey Aluminium in redundancy talks with Unite union
Union officials say they are in talks with management over redundancies at the Anglesey Aluminium plant. The smelting operation closed at the works at Holyhead in 2009 with the loss of nearly 400 jobs. Read More Here 
The Women’s Organisation in Liverpool offering a lifeline for women who have been made redundant
 It is a sad fact that many women in the region are dealing with job loss or unemployment Now experts at Liverpool-based female enterprise agency The Women’s Organisation are offering a jobs lifeline. Read More Here    
Fancy a midlife career change? Meet three inspiring women
With a job for life increasingly rare, we talk to three inspiring women for whom professional reinvention is all in a day’s work Read More Here 
Redundancies loom at schools in region
More than 100 teachers are being made redundant at schools in the Black Country and Staffordshire this academic year, it was revealed today. At least seven teaching assistant posts are also being axed. Read More Here 
10 redundancies planned at Shanks
Waste management specialist Shanks Group is planning to make 10 redundancies across its Scottish operations.  Read More Here
Youth support trust faces cuts and redundancies
An organisation offering opportunities to troubled youngsters is cutting its services because of funding problems, with a number of staff also being made redundant. Read More Here
Redundancies are on the cards for fire service
Widespread cuts to the fire service in West Sussex are being proposed. A public consultation is under way on a £2.5m cost-saving plan by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.   Read More Here
McAslan’s London staff face threat of redundancy
King’s Cross Western Concourse designer says more than 20 staff could be affected Staff at John McAslan & Partners will know next month how many of them will lose their jobs when the King’s Cross Western Concourse architect finishes a redundancy consultation. Read More Here 
100 CSC staff made redundant in first wave of job losses
CSC has made 100 workers redundant in a first wave of cuts relating to its involvement in the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) disaster – with 640 more CSC staff yet to find out their fate in a second wave of cuts. The redundancies included finance, sales and medical experts and, while there were 100 compulsory redundancies, a further 200 Read More...
41 Face Redundancy As Wrexham Remploy Notified Of Closure
41 members of staff at Wrexham’s Remploy factory are facing redundancy after being notified today that the factory will have to close its doors for good later this year. Read More Here 
Four voluntary redundancies at NCB Stockbrokers
NCB Stockbrokers made four people redundant from its institutional equities desk yesterday. It is not known whether further redundancies, either voluntary or compulsory, will made from the institutional equities desk in the future. The stockbroking firm declined to comment on the redundancies.   Read More Here
County council reduces number of top-earning staff
Lancashire County Council has reduced the number of staff earning £50,000 or more by 29 per cent in the past two years. It has meant annual savings of more than £8million a year on salaries although it contributed to redundancy payments last year of more than £16 million.   Read More Here
200 jobs to go at Willerby Holiday Homes as caravan tax bites
The Government's controversial caravan tax has claimed its first victim as one of East Yorkshire's biggest caravan manufacturers announces almost 200 jobs are to go.  Read More Here
83 jobs axed at West Yorkshire fire stations
More than 80 jobs are to be axed by West Yorkshire Fire Service as it implements the latest round of Government cuts. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority said that 83 jobs are to go to save £2.5m a year. Read More Here 
Three golden handshakes equal almost quarter of total council redundancy pay-outs
Three Glasgow City Council bosses shared exit packages totalling £1.3 million last year, almost one-quarter of the total bill for the city's 90 redundancy deals. Read More Here
Cook redundancies after websites shut
Thomas Cook has confirmed 14 staff are facing redundancy or have entered into a consultation as a result of the decision to close two Midlands Co-operative websites. Read More Here 
JP journalists in Sheffield to ballot on strike
Johnston Press journalists threatened with a new wave redundancies in Sheffield are to ballot over taking possible strike action. Eight jobs have been earmarked to go across the Doncaster Free Press, Derbyshire Times, Sheffield Star and its sister title the Sheffield Telegraph, including two photographers and production journalists. Read More Read More...
Priests facing redundancy as Devon diocese hits £1million budget crisis
The number of priests could fall in Devon because some parishes don’t pay their way, according to a confidential letter seen by the Western Morning News. According to the letter from the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Michael Langrish, the diocese is £620,000 in the red with a further £400,000 worth of cuts to be Read More...
Redundancy decision prompts strike action at Cilcain school
Members of a teachers’ union staged a strike at a village school. Union NASUWT held the strike – which only affected the nursery/ reception class – at Ysgol y Foel, Cilcain, last Thursday in response to the decision to make a teacher redundant. Read More Here
Ministry Of Defence Cuts: Soldiers Face Redundancy As Army Sized Down
Five infantry battalions are expected to be axed and other units merged or turned into reservists in the biggest overhaul of the Army in more than a century, under plans to be announced on Thursday. Read More Here
ITV London news to lose 15 staff
ITN-produced London Tonight to share resources with ITV News as 15 of the 36 posts on the bulletin are made redundant Read More Here 
Defence cuts Thousands of soldiers could face compulsory redundancy
Army forced to axe 20,000 posts amid budget cuts, provoking anger within senior ranks Read More Here
The 40-something redundancy scrap-heap challenge
“So, tell me. Why did you leave your last job?” They came from recruiters, from people interviewing me for a new job, and I had to take a deep breath, and try to put a positive spin on taking voluntary redundancy. Read More Here 
15 of 36 jobs face axe at ITV London tonight
The NUJ has described ITN’s plans to slash almost half of staff working on ITV London Tonight as “savage”. The broadcaster announced that 15 or the 36 staff working on the 6pm bulletin are at risk of redundancy. The restructuring will reportedly see the programme integrate with ITV’s national news centre, which will Read More...
Up to 66 jobs could go as Conwy Council makes savings
There could be as many as 66 job losses in Conwy County Council as the authority fights to make more than £1m of savings. Conwy is asking for voluntary redundancies from its 3,000 strong workforce.  Read More Here
Defence cuts Thousands of soldiers could face compulsory redundancy
Army forced to axe 20,000 posts amid budget cuts, provoking anger within senior ranks Read More Here
Glaxosmithkline staff ballot on redundancy terms
Workers in Glaxosmithkline based in Dungarvan are currently balloting on redundancy terms offered by management through the aegis of the Labour Relations Commission who have been mediating in the matter. Read More Here 
Vacation World employees refused redundancy payment
A bid by former employees of failed travel agency Vacation World to claim unpaid salaries and redundancy pay has been turned down. Read More Here 
GMB reveals extent of redundancies at councils in Derbyshire
UNION research shows the scale at which jobs have been cut from councils in Derbyshire. Public sector workers' union the GMB says that, in the East Midlands, there are 13,100 fewer local authority jobs since the 2010 general election. That drop of 6.8% was the ninth-highest percentage drop for any region in England and Wales. In Derbyshire, Read More...
Law firm Pinsent Masons reveals 40 redundancies
Law firm Pinsent Masons has confirmed is to make around 40 of its UK staff redundant in the wake of its merger with McGrigors, though no lawyers will go in the shake-up. Read More Here 
British army's top woman to quit
Brigadier Nicky Moffat, widely expected to become Britain's first female general, denies decision is related to government cuts Read More Here 
Job-seekers all vowing to bounce back from redundancy into work
Redundancy is a word with which many of our We Want To Work job-hunters are reluctantly familiar. It has struck them because of cutbacks, business mergers, buyouts and firms buckling under the pressure of the recession.  Read More Here
Bulls job losses set to be announced today
The joint administrator running the beleaguered Bradford Bulls was today expected to announce a first round of redundancies among the club’s staff. Read More Here 
Redundancies importance of proper process
While figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown a drop in Scottish unemployment for a third consecutive month, this will bring little comfort to employers under continuing pressure to make redundancies during the current recession. Reducing headcount is a stressful process for both employees and management and consideration should Read More...
Redundant worker talks about new success
Winston Churchill had one, Kylie's got one and they are handmade in Wales. They are the most expensive beds in the world and the manufacturer has just expanded into new premises in Treforest. Read More Here 
Lecturers on strike over redundancies
University lecturers walked out in protest at compulsory job losses yesterday. Read More Here
Redundancies start at Coryton
The first tranche of staff at the troubled Coryton oil refinery in southeast England will lose their jobs at the end of June.  Read More Here
More firms turn to voluntary redundancy to cut costs
Focus on layoffs ‘may indicate alternatives exhausted’ Employers are using alternatives to compulsory redundancy - such as voluntary redundancy and pay freezes – to a greater extent than they did two years ago, a new study has revealed.  Read More Here
Ashton Gate staff facing redundancy
Bristol City staff are today coming to terms with the prospect of a future away from Ashton Gate. The cash-strapped football club recently announced plans to reduce its workforce in order to satisfy the requirements of the Football League's Financial Fair Play framework, which comes into effect next year, and secure the financial future of Read More...
Crunch meeting over teacher redundancy payouts at two soon-to-close Merseyside schools
A teacher at a soon-to- close Merseyside school today spoke of her frustration after colleagues were told they will not be paid redundancy. Read More Here
Lecturers lobby Heriot-Watt Court over compulsory redundancies
Staff at Heriot-Watt University today lobbied members of its governing body in a row over compulsory redundancies at the School of Textiles based at the Galashiels campus. Read More Here 
Collective redundancy shake-up outlined
Government plans to cut consultation periods by at least half The government has proposed cutting the collective redundancy consultation period from 90 days to 45 or 30 to make it easier for companies experiencing economic difficulty to restructure. Read More Here
Firm enters agreement in bid to see off going into administration
Swindon aerospace firm Kembrey Wiring Systems, where 50 jobs are to go in a redundancy process, has entered a company voluntary agreement (CVA) to repay its creditors The CVA, which is used by companies to avoid going into administration, is part of what the firm has described as a “reorganisation and restructuring” process. Read More...
New Enterprise Allowance unleashes a wave of entrepreneurs
A tapas restaurant, tattoo parlour, party entertainer and removals company are among 4,560 businesses which have been launched thanks to a Government scheme to help entrepreneurial jobseekers, Employment Minister Chris Grayling has revealed. The businesses have started up thanks to the New Enterprise Allowance, which partners jobseekers with a Read More...
Mandatory work activity scheme extended
The Government has today announced a £5million expansion of the Mandatory Work Activity scheme, requiring more jobseekers to do a month's full time activity to help them back into work. The expansion will allow for as many as 60-70,000 referrals to the scheme each year. Employment Minister Chris Grayling has also warned that the system Read More...
Private sector jobs boost sees rise in employment
The Minister for Employment today welcomed a further rise in employment but urged caution in light of economic challenges ahead. New figures published by the Office for National Statistics today show another rise in employment compared to the previous quarter, up 166,000 to 29.28m (ILO measure). Unemployment has also fallen again down by 51,000 Read More...
Shock at cost of Dorset County Council job cuts
Dorset County Council has shelled out more than £3.5million on redundancies as it responds to government funding cuts, an Echo investigation has revealed. Read More Here 
Redundancies damaging to the education of our students in North Lincolnshire
Teachers at John Leggott College have started strike action over compulsory redundancies. More than 50 National Union of Teachers (NUT) members will today (Thursday, June 21) take part in the second of a series of three strikes. Read More Here
Get ready to go to Afghan front line, Army tells sacked officers
Soldiers training to fight in Afghanistan have been sacked in an apparent breach of rules laid down by the Ministry of Defence, it can be disclosed. Read More Here 
More than 1,000 ex-Focus staff are in line for £2,500 payout from Crewe based firm
Union Unite has won an employment tribunal against the Crewe-based firm, which collapsed last year. Read More Here 
Your finances after redundancy
Losing your job is never easy to deal with but making sure you use your redundancy money wisely can make a bad situation better. Read More Here 
Mat uses his redundancy nest Egg to rebuild school in African village
A former Egg employee used his redundancy money to rebuild a school in one of the poorest countries in the world after being inspired by his grandparents.  Read More Here
Abbott Diagnostics seeks 29 redundancies at Finisklin plant in Sligo
There are currently over 400 people employed in the diagnostics facility. The company says there is over-capacity in the manufacturing area. Read More Here 
Coryton Oil Refinery Workers demonstrate at minister meeting
Oil refinery workers from Essex facing redundancy have demonstrated at a meeting at the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Read More Here
UK servicemen face FIVE more years before qualifying for their pensions
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Aviva in redundancy talks with regional staff
Aviva is beginning talks with staff over the possibility of job losses, as it moves forward with its regional restructure. Read More Here 
Does an employer have a duty to warn their employees before making them redundant?
In the current straining financial climate many employees fear that they will be made redundant, and will be left without a job. As such, many are seeking legal advice to fully understand their rights. This trend has been particularly strong in the capital; redundancy solicitors in London talk to many workers who are looking for a professional to Read More...
UK Service Personnel Selected for Tranche 2 Redundancy Program
Personnel from all three Services will today be notified if they have been selected for redundancy in the second tranche of the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme. Read More Here 
G4S to cut staff delivering Lincolnshire Police services
Staff who transferred from Lincolnshire Police to security firm G4S in a cost-saving deal have been put at risk of redundancy. Read More Here 
Union concern about compulsory redundancies at Unilever
The Unite union, which represents some of Unilever’s staff, says it is considering the impact of today's announcement from the consumer goods giant. Read More Here
50 jobs at risk of redundancy at college
Sussex Coast College faces another challenge after the new principal confirmed 50 staff could potentially be at risk of redundancy. Read More Here
Capability is being lost as are people’s livelihoods Labour blasts crippling defence cuts as senior officers face axe in latest forces redundancies
Hundreds of frontline top brass will today lose their jobs in yet another round of crippling defence cuts. More than 4,000 Armed Forces personnel face the axe – a mix of senior officers and lower ranks. Read More Here
MoD tells 4,000 military staff told of job losses
The Ministry of Defence will tell 4,100 Armed Forces personnel that they have been made redundant later. Read More Here 
Army to bear brunt of Armed Forces cuts
Thousands of servicemen and women will be told today that they are being made redundant from Britain's armed forces. It is thought up to 4,100 redundancy notices will be handed out in the second round of job cuts from the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Read More Here 
Thousands of troops lose jobs today in biggest redundancy cull for decades
Two thousand servicemen who have served their country for at least six years will be told that they have lost their jobs today. Read More Here 
Council chiefs issue redundancy warning
Jobs could go at Harborough District Council as part of further restructuring plans, the authority has warned.  Read More Here
Cumbria Council Sick Leave Double National Average
Cumbrian council workers hit by the cuts have taken 15 days off sick on average in a year, costing taxpayers millions.  Read More Here
Crawley's Open House sees 25% increase in demand for services
A homeless shelter in Crawley is in increasing demand because of a rise in redundancies, Organisers say. Read More Here 
Clever sew and sew turns redundancy hell around
Business is booming for a former project manager who has created her own online store — after being made redundant at five months pregnant.  Read More Here
Can't find work? Volunteer and you could get some unexpected bonuses
No housing costs, no utility bills, free training … volunteering can offer an attractive alternative route into the jobs market Read More Here 
PKF administrators make 46 redundancies at Cecil Jacobs
PKF administrators have made 46 redundancies at collapsed camera retailer Cecil Jacobs. Read More Here  
100 care jobs under threat as Staffordshire County Council outsources social workers
One hundred carers who support vulnerable residents in their homes face redundancy as part of a council's out-sourcing plans.  Read More Here
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Redundancies at Shop Direct
Shop Direct, which owns Littlewoods, Isme and Very, has confirmed it is cutting jobs in its buying and merchandising divisions. As it makes the move from being a catalogue-led business into an online retailer, Shop Direct says it “continually reviews its operations to ensure efficiencies are met at every level”. As a result, up to 50 Read More...
Forced redundancies likely as Pfizer confirms loss of 177 jobs
Workers at Pfizer face the prospect of compulsory redundancies as the pharmaceutical giant cut 177 jobs at two plants.  Read More Here
New Channel 4 Series Launches Expert-Run Hotel & Seeks Unemployed People To Be Involved.
This big new Channel 4 project aims to get Britain working, by giving some unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience working with high-profile experts in a new hotel. We are looking to involve unemployed people of all ages and backgrounds in the programme. The selected unemployed people will have the chance to get work experience in Read More...
Save Our College  250 people march against redundancies in Hackney
250 people marched through Hackney on Saturday against the threat of 55 redundancies at Hackney College. Although there have been redundancies every year bar one for ten years, this year the proposed cuts are much more serious. Read More Here
Irish Rail seeks to shed minimum of 450 jobs
Irish Rail is to seek a minimum of 450 voluntary redundancies over the next four years as part of a bid to bridge a €43m deficit. Read More Here
NHS admits jobs may go in Peterborough to make £22 million savings
Jobs may be cut in Peterborough as the NHS attempts to make £22 million savings in Cambridgeshire Read More Here 
Dartmoor authority sheds a quarter of staff to hit targets
Dartmoor National Park Authority has shelled out more than £350,000 in redundancy and pension payments as it shed one-in-four jobs to meet Government-imposed funding cuts. Read More Here 
MP urges airline to retain jobs
Airline bosses are being urged to steer clear of redundancies among crews at Edinburgh airport.  Read More Here
Jobs could go at college
Staff at Cornwall College have been told they face a consultation period and possible redundancies in a bid to make savings.  Read More Here
Emergency meeting with mine company
Managers of a mining company set to axe 60 jobs at a site near Kirkconnel said they will try to keep redundancies to a minimum.  Read More Here
More than 400 proposed job losses at BAE Systems
Defence giant BAE Systems today announced it plans to close its factory at Newcastle with hundreds of job loses. Read More Here  
Fears 100 jobs may be slashed at City College Plymouth
There are fears over further job losses at City College Plymouth amid 'efficiency savings'.  Read More Here
More jobs go in Whitehall than planned
Whitehall departments have had to pay millions of pounds extra in severance packages after their cost-cutting redundancy programmes attracted more applicants than expected. Read More Here
60 jobs to go at Kirkconnel
Up to 60 jobs are set to be axed at an open cast coal mine near Kirkconnel.  Read More Here
Becoming self-employed a way of tackling jobs gloom, says Sue
 An NHS worker who was made redundant last year has urged our job-hunters to consider self-employment as a way of getting out of the dole queue. Read More Here
Food firm workers in strike call
Workers at a food firm which is set to axe almost 200 jobs have voted to take strike action. Read More Here 
Fish plant workers facing redundancy are offered jobs in Grimsby
Workers facing redundancy at an East Durham factory are to be thrown a jobs lifeline – 150 miles away.  Read More Here
Administrators to Clinton Cards make 366 redundancies
Clinton Cards administrators make 366 redundancies and close 44 stores. Read More Here 
Government representatives meet with firm planning to make 90 redundancies
Government representatives have met with engineering firm bosses who are planning to make 90 workers redundant in Glasgow. Read More Here 
Redundancies announced at the Association of Colleges
The Association of Colleges (AoC) is making redundancies as part of a cost saving and “restructuring process”. Read More Here 
Air France plans 5,000 voluntary redundancies - paper
PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM plans to cut 5,000 jobs by 2015 through a voluntary redundancy plan, the website of French daily Le Figaro said on Sunday. Read More Here 
Sheffield Homes staff are facing redundancy
Hundreds of Sheffield Homes staff are facing redundancy after council officers recommended the award-winning housing management firm is wound up a year earlier than planned.  Read More Here
David Cameron's radical plan to reform jobs red tape
David Cameron is to back a radical plan to rip up employment red tape to help deliver growth. The Telegraph 
Redundancy fears at college
College staff in Ilkeston and Morley have been left fearing for their future after being offered voluntary redundancy, it has been revealed this week.  Read More Here
Ten jobs to be axed at Blaenau factory
A major employer in Blaenau Ffestiniog has announced that it will be making 10 redundancies.  Read More Here
Bank of Ireland staff face up to 1,000 redundancies in new scheme
Bank of Ireland staff will today be briefed on a new voluntary redundancy scheme that is expected to involve up to 1,000 employees. Read More Here
Penrhyn Quarry rock fall threatens slate production jobs
Jobs at a Gwynedd slate quarry are under threat after half a million tonnes of stone fell off a rock face, it has emerged. Read more about Penrhyn Quarry Here 
Ward changes underway at Bedford Hospital
Bedford Hospital has begun it’s £20million cost-cutting plan which will involve a major shake-up of wards and staffing.  Read More Here
CSM makes up to 400 UK redundancies
The news comes as British Baker reported last Tuesday (8 May) that the Dutch group is to sell its European and North American bakery businesses and focus on bio-based ingredients, Purac and Caravan Ingredients. It includes the Bakemark plant and the company’s UK headquarters at Wirral International Business Park. Read More Here 
Nearly 240 people are being made redundant in the Highlands and Islands
Nearly 240 people are being made redundant in the Highlands and Islands and the central belt by administrators for Uist Builders. The construction group became insolvent because of tough trading conditions. Read More Here 
Redundancies at Elmfield Training
Elmfield Training Ltd, who have been scrutinised by the BIS Select Committee for their delivery of apprenticeships with Morrisons, are starting to make redundancies. Read More Here 
400 jobs to go as drugs firm winds down Swindon operation
Pharmaceutical giant Patheon has announced it is to wind down its operation in the town - putting more than 400 jobs at risk of redundancy.   Read More Here
Remploy protest heads to London
Hundreds of workers from Remploy are heading to Westminster to protest against the planned closure of factories. Read More Here 
Hundreds of jobs to go at Leicestershire pie and pizza firm
A Leicestershire-based food producer is cutting almost 200 workers in its second major restructuring in less than a year. Read More Here 
Sussex Downs College faces strike by lecturers
Lecturers at Sussex Downs College have voted to take strike action in a dispute over redundancies at the Eastbourne-based institution. Read More Here 
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Redundancies still to come
A redundancy fund of £250k has been ring-fenced by the council as it prepares for further cutbacks. The figure, found in the Royal Borough's latest service monitoring report presented to cabinet on Thursday last week, is part of a £860k pot taken from the council's capital funds for redundancies. The remaining £610k is Read More...
Only another 2,700 redundancies to go at RBS, which is now paying its investment bankers around half the global average
RBS has been busy purging itself of superfluous investment bankers. In the past three months, it’s got rid of 700 of them. In the past year, it’s got rid of 2,400. RBS Global Banking and Markets (GBM) is now leaner and meaner, but the purging isn’t over yet. Read More Here 
Chesterfield College lecturers vote to strike over pay
Lecturers at a Derbyshire college have voted to take industrial action over pay and redundancies. Read More Here 
Twenty more jobs go at Isle of Sheppey Thamesteel plant
Twenty more posts are to go at a steelworks on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent which went into administration. Read More Here 
Rover workers get £3 redundancy pay compensation after seven-year battle
Owners and MD pocketed £42m after buying Rover and when it collapsed set up a fund telling staff it will have 'millions' for them Read More Here 
More Shropshire Council jobs to be lost this year
Hundreds of jobs have been axed at Shropshire Council in the last 12 months and the authority is planning to cull dozens more this year, new figures revealed today. Read More Here 
Jobcentre Plus opening hours and payments for Monday 7 May
All Jobcentre Plus offices and telephone lines in England, Scotland and Wales will be closed on the 7 May bank holiday. Jobcentre Plus offices: closed on 7 May 2012 All Jobcentre Plus offices and telephone lines in England, Scotland and Wales will be closed on the 7 May public holiday. Benefit payments over the bank holiday period If you get Read More...
Help redundant call centre staff get work with rivals British Gas urged
 UNIONS have called for British Gas to help hundreds of its Southampton staff facing redundancy get jobs with rival Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). Read More Here
Bradford care home residents force to go as firm collapses
A residential care home in Bradford is to close with the loss of 19 beds for people with mental health needs after the Shipley company which runs it went into administration putting 70 staff at risk of redundancy. Read More Here 
Police staff facing redundancy
Twenty-six police staff are now at risk of compulsory redundancy. Greater Manchester Police Authority approved the issuing of redundancy notices at a meeting of the full Authority on Monday 30 April 2012 following a report from Greater Manchester Police outlining the outcomes following the statutory 90 day consultation period of the second review Read More...
Redundancy led to new start for mum
Mum of two Mandy Salt has bounced back from redundancy to transform a former bowling club into a nursery.  Read More Here
Hundreds of Yorkshire Bank workers in the region face redundancy
Hundreds of Yorkshire Bank workers in the region are to be made redundant in restructuring plans which will result in the loss of 1,400 jobs nationwide by 2015.   Read More Here
My recession: After two redundancies I'm making money from baking cupcakes
 I started a business Annie Price has not let two redundancies in the past two years knock her confidence. Instead the young entrepreneur has turned what could have been a disaster into an opportunity and set up her own cupcake bakery business. Read More Here
Blackburn teachers protest over redundancy
Teachers have called for an independent investigaton into a controversial redeployment scheme. Staff facing the axe claim that they were given ‘repeated’ promises that there would be no redundancies as part of Blackburn with Darwen Council's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.   Read More Here
Cost of NHS shake-up will total £65 million in county, claims Labour
More than £65 million will be spent on redundancy pay and reorganising the NHS in Derbyshire, according to the region's Labour Party.  Read More Here
Dozen jobs under threat at Derby secondary school
A city secondary school is being forced to make up to 12 staff, including five teachers, redundant, so it can raise the £270,000 it needs to pay another school to help it improve.  Read More Here
Redundant staff rehired in new jobs at Staffordshire County Council
More than £3 million was paid out in redundancy packages to 171 council workers – only for them to return to work for the same authority in new jobs.  Read More Here
Shop Direct to slash 50 head office jobs
Shop Direct, Britain’s biggest online and catalogue retailer, has ordered a cull at its head office and has opened redundancy talks with almost 50 staff. Read More Here  
College redundancies and restructures
As the economic downturn continues to put pressure on the sector, staff at FE colleges up and down the country are increasingly facing the prospect of redundancy. Read More Here 
New Forest District Council has cut staffing figures
Hampshire council battling to cut costs has axed a total of 100 jobs in the past three years, the Daily Echo can reveal.   Read More Here
Council leads taskforce to help 550 gas workers facing redundancy
A jobs taskforce is being set up in a bid to find new employment for hundreds of British Gas workers in Southampton facing redundancy.   Read More Here
More redundancies made at Fratton Park
Further redundancies have been made at Pompey today, administrator Trevor Birch has confirmed. Mr Birch, of accountancy firm PKF, said today salaries and working hours of other staff at the club have been changed. A total of four members of staff have been made redundant.  Read More Here
Youth theatre that made Britain’s biggest stars faces final curtain call
It launched the careers of some of Britain’s biggest stars, including Dame Helen Mirren, Colin Firth and Jude Law. Read More Here  
Redundancy costs at NHS trust top £2.2m
A health organisation has shelled out almost £2.3m in redundancy pay-outs, figures revealed today. Read More Here 
Two companies set to axe 1,000 jobs in the UK
More than 1,000 job losses have been unveiled and more threatened in a series of announcements which delivered fresh blows to the economy.  Read More Here
IT firm in redundancy row as it sheds more jobs
An American computer services firm is at the centre of a compulsory job cuts row after it announced plans to shed hundreds of UK roles and "guarantee" Indian offshore jobs, according to unions. Read More Here 
250 redundancies at joinery company
Nearly250 workers from a 150-year-old construction firm have been made redundant.   Read More Here
Customer service bombshell with staff facing redundancy
Stunned district council staff have been told their jobs are set to go in a shake-up of customer services. Last week 13 workers in Aylesbury Vale District Council’s customer services team were told they face the chop.  Read More Here
Wiltshire charity saved, but jobs to go
A charity which offers advice to Wiltshire parents has been saved from closure, but its workforce is facing redundancy and reduced working hours. Read More Here 
College staff to strike over redundancy fears
Staff are set to go on strike at a city college over the threat of possible redundancies. Members of the National Union of Teachers who work at Bilborough College have voted in favour of a day of strike action.  Read More Here
BBC Spends £277m On 6,000 Redundancy Packages Since 2005
The BBC has spent almost £277 million on redundancy payments to nearly 6,000 staff in the past seven years. Read More Here 
NHS revamp costing £4m in Tower Hamlets for redundancy and rehiring, MP claims
But many staff being paid off are having to be rehired elsewhere in the health service, claims MP Jim Fitzpatrick. “This is only the first wave of redundancies,” said the Poplar & Limehouse MP. “More are expected later as part of the reckless Government reorganisation that will cost £19 million in east London. Read Read More...
NHS redundancies cost East Lancs £3.5 million
NHS reorganisation will cost the health service more than £37million, say critics. Read More Here 
School music under threat
Cutbacks and the back-door privatisation of services are putting children's musical education at risk Read More Here 
Westcountry bears brunt of military redundancies
Military redundancies have hit the South West harder than any other region, official figures show Read More Here 
Redundancies at Cathedral City factory
Up to 30 jobs are expected to be lost at Dairy Crest's cheese packaging factory in Frome Read More Here 
BBC redundancy payments cost almost £277m in seven years
Nearly 6,000 staff received average of £46,200 from March 2005 to February 2012, with highest individual payout £949,000 Read More Here 
NHS redundancies cost East Lancs £3.5 million
NHS reorganisation will cost the health service more than £37million, say critics. And redundancies at East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen primary care trusts, for 2010-11 alone, left the organisations with a £3.56million bill. Read More Here 
Jobs under threat at body armour firm NP Aerospace
More than 80 jobs could be lost at a Coventry-based firm which makes body armour and vehicles for the British Army, the Unite union said. Read More Here 
£168m spent on NHS redundancies
Nearly £170 million was spent on NHS redundancy payouts in one year, according to leaked Government figures released by the Labour Party. Read More Here 
100 jobs lost in Everything Everywhere phone shops
Union leaders expressed dismay today at news of almost 100 job losses in mobile phone shops. Read More Here 
Staff facing redundancies at BMI head office in Castle Donington
Staff at the Castle Donington head office of airline BMI have been told they will bear the brunt of job losses being planned by its new owner.  Read More Here
Damart plans to make up to 50 staff redundant
Thermal clothing retailer Damart is planning to make up to 50 staff redundant at its premises in Steeton and Bingley in Yorkshire. Read More Here 
Bristol Evening Post drops Evening and Saturday edition
 Twenty jobs are under threat at the Bristol Evening Post after it announced it will scrap its Saturday edition and become a five-day operation from next month. Read More Here
100 jobs are under threat at Sellafield project
Up to 100 construction workers at Sellafield could lose their jobs after work was suspended on a major project. Read More Here 
BA’s takeover of Bmi to result in up to 1200 redundancies
 British Airways has opened a consultation with unions for full integration of the airline into BA’s operations at Heathrow, admitting that the deal could result in up to 1,200 job losses. Read More Here
Mothercare UK store closures will mean 750 redundancies
Chairman says UK store closures will mean 750 redundancies over 3 years, though hopes to mitigate losses Read More Here
DWP contract workers strike for two hours
Watford workers contracted to the Department of Work and Pensions went on strike for two hours yesterday. Read More Here 
Business owners remortgage homes
One in 20 small business owners have remortgaged their house to help pay wages and retain staff rather than make redundancies, according to a new study. Read More Here 
1000 ESB jobs to go after vote by unions
 About 1,000 job losses have been confirmed at the ESB after workers voted in favour of a cost-cutting programme. Read More Here
Washington Jobcentre Staff Walk Out In Redundancies Protest
Contractors working for the Department of Works and Pensions in Washington were due to strike today in protest over redundancies. Read More Here 
Lambeth College hands staff redundancy notices after poor Ofsted report
All the teachers at the borough's biggest college have been handed redundancy notices following a damning Ofsted inspection. Read More Here 
We want our money say laid off Tachbrook Park workers
 A Leamington firm which has made around a third of its shop floor employees redundant has been accused of failing to pay them. Last month some 24 shop floor workers, out of a departmental staff of 65, at Plastic Resources Ltd in Tachbrook Park lost their jobs. Read More Here
New job is such a big drama
Redundancy has opened up a new career for ex-primary school teacher Alison Rollinson, who is starting up drama classes for children in Devizes and Seend. Read More Here 
Sacked RAF liable to call up for 18 years
Sacked RAF airmen have accused the Ministry of Defence of double standards after being told they are liable for call up at any time over the next two decades despite being axed. Read More Here 
Three redundancies after outdoor staff merger
Three members of Bicester Town Council’s outdoor staff have been made redundant following a shake-up of maintenance in parks, sports grounds and play areas.  Read More Here
Yahoo to cut 2,000 more jobs in new redundancy round
Yahoo is to cut 2,000 staff, 14% of the workforce, the company has confirmed. Read More Here 
Telefónica to seek 120 voluntary redundancies
The company, which operates under the O2 brand, said it was reducing employee numbers by 120, but that the job cuts would be on a voluntary basis. Read More Here 
Jobs under threat at Viridor recycling company
Workers at a glass recycling company have been told their jobs are under threat after they were placed under a 30 day consultation period.   Read More Here
Planned redundancies at BBC Bangor cause concern for future of north Wales TV industry
 Planned redundancies at BBC Bangor have caused concern about the future of the media in north Wales. Read More Here
Mobile phone company O2 to seek 120 voluntary redundancies
Mobile network O2 has said it is to seek 120 voluntary redundancies. Read More Here 
Eason's to close two shops and cut 25 jobs
Around 25 jobs are to go as Irish book giant Eason's shuts two stores and an office in Northern Ireland. The bookseller blamed declining sales for its decision to pull down the shutters in Carryduff, Co Down and Westwood Shopping Centre in west Belfast next month. Read More Here 
Dundas & Wilson concludes redundancy talks with up to 30 jobs axed
Almost 30 jobs are being cut at Scotland-headquartered firm Dundas & Wilson following a consultation process. Read More Here 
Bilborough College staff to vote on strike action over redundancies
Dozens of staff at Bilborough College could strike over the threat of possible redundancies. Up to 20 jobs are under threat at the college as bosses look to cut costs.  Read More Here
200 jobs face being axed if bus company goes ahead with depot closure and resizing
As many as 200 jobs are under threat after a bus company announced it plans to close one of its depots and significantly reduce the size of another. Read More Here
Mac Tools franchisees benefit from national sponsorship deals
Mac Tools has recently confirmed two motorsport sponsorship deals; one with Dynojet Racing Team in its contention for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and one with MSS Colchester Kawasaki competing in the British Superbike Championship. Mac Tools will supply tools and toolboxes to the pit garages and the brand’s logo will be Read More...
Women hit hardest by redundancies at Cumbrian councils
Women have borne the brunt of job losses at Cumbrian councils since the General Election, new figures have revealed. Read More Here 
Fears over impact of 59 council job cuts in Staffordshire Moorlands
A cash-strapped council has shed 59 more members of staff over the last year. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has axed nearly half its workforce since the Conservatives swept to power five years ago.  Read More Here
BMI There will be redundancies says Walsh
 British Airways parent International Airlines Group is expected to cut hundreds of jobs at BMI following its takeover of the loss-making carrier from Lufthansa. Read More Here
80 college jobs at risk
Eighty people are set to be made redundant at Chesterfield College – one week after the facility announced a multi-million-pound redevelopment.  Read More Here
Limerick City staff continue sit in at Game store
Game staff Paul Moscone, Emma Walsh, Robert Carey and Richard Martin - they have joined colleagues from around the country in staging a sit in. Read More Here 
The countdown to the application closing deadline for BBC Three’s Be Your Own Boss starts now…
Budding entrepreneurs with amazing business ideas have until Sunday 8th April to apply. Richard Reed, co-founder of innocent Drinks, has up to £1million that he is making available to entrepreneurs with brilliant business ideas. This could be a life changing opportunity. Check out Be Your Own Boss www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/ and apply before Read More...
Liverpool MMP factory closes with loss of over 100 jobs
More than 100 jobs have gone with the closure of a Liverpool packaging factory. Read More Here 
Balfour Beatty warns its 12,000 staff of possible redundancies
Just as Balfour Beatty warned all of its 12,000 UK construction services staff of possible redundancies today, the OECD forecast that the UK had moved back into recession. Read More Here 
Eircom seeking 1,000 redundancies
The High Court has heard today that 1,000 voluntary redundancies will be required to save eircom, and its mobile subsidiary Meteor. Read More Here 
Salford academics face redundancy over student numbers
A Greater Manchester university has said staff could face compulsory redundancies because of a reduction in the number of students. Read More Here 
Women hit hardest in council redundancies
Nearly seven out of ten town hall redundancies made since the start of 2010 are women, figures analysed by the GMB trade union indicate. Read More Here 
Do I need to tell my mortgage lender I've been made redundant?
I have lost my job and obviously hope to find a new one soon. Do I need to tell my mortgage lender I've been made redundant? Our experts explains which changes to your circumstances you should tell your lender about. Read More Here 
Balfour Beatty opens redundancy consultations
Balfour Beatty has started a consultation period with staff in its construction division over possible redundancies. Read More Here 
College blames government cuts for redundancies
Sunderland College has today announced that it intends to make 36 people redundant as part of a bid to save £2.26 million in 2012/13. Read More Here 
Game administration will result in 28 Somerset store redundancies
Administrators have confirmed there will be nearly 30 redundancies in Somerset in the wake of retailer the Game Group's collapse. Read More Here 
Sunderland College to cut 36 jobs in redundancy programme
Sunderland College is to cut 36 jobs in a bid to make savings of £2.2m. Read More Here 
Public sector needs pay cuts not redundancies
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that pay in the public sector is 8.2pc higher than in the private sector. No wonder public-sector unions are so keen to demonstrate and disrupt. They have a great deal to lose. Read More Here 
GAME Ireland staff launch sit-in protest over redundancies
Staff at GAME stores in Ireland have launched a sit-in protest over redundancy pay. Game Monaghan staff member Ben Lamb O'Sullivan posted images of the team on his Facebook page - reproduced below - that show the closed store from the outside and the inside.   Read More Here
Redundancy pay for health bosses who will be hired again
More than £4 million has been spent laying off health managers across the region, even though many are likely to be rehired for the Government’s NHS shake-up. Read More Here 
Orkney Meat to cease production staff informed of redundancies
The board of Orkney Meat Limited has decided, “with great regret”, to cease production at the company’s Hatston abattoir. Read More Here 
Chatsmore Catholic High School: Students Stage Walk-Out After Teacher Redundancies
Students at a high school in Sussex walked out of lessons in protest after two of their teachers took voluntary redundancy following budget cuts. Read More Here 
College staff are offered redundancy packages
Job losses are on the cards at Burton and South Derbyshire College after its boss revealed funding had been cut.  Read More Here
Is the loss of experienced staff leading to a public sector skills shortage?
Widespread job cuts and redundancies are posing managers with the challenge of how to replace years of accrued knowledge Read More Here 
674 staff consider leaving Stoke-on-Trent City Council in job cuts
Staff are lining up to leave a cash-strapped council as almost three times the required number of workers ask to take redundancy. Read More Here 
Fury as Comet workers to miss £1m redundancy boost
Depot workers fear they will lose out on redundancy payments from cash-strapped electrical chain Comet. The firm is refusing to pay up to £1million in extra payments to dozens of drivers and engineers who are about to be sacked.  Read More Here
Worthing students protest at teacher redundancy
Hundreds of students are currently protesting at school against two teacher redundancies. Read More Here 
Sussex teachers face redundancies
Teachers in Sussex are facing redundancy as unions claim school budgets have been “cut to the bone”. Read More Here 
674 staff consider leaving in job cuts
Staff are lining up to leave a cash-strapped council as almost three times the required number of workers ask to take redundancy.  Read More Here
Redundancy risk at HMV warehouse in Guernsey
HMV will close its fulfilment warehouse in Guernsey putting 46 employees at risk of redundancy, it has announced. Read More Here 
BBC Three commissions a new high stakes entrepreneurial show with Richard Reed.
The ultimate search for hot new business-blooded talent is on. In “BE YOUR OWN BOSS”(working title) leading entrepreneur and co-founder of Innocent Drinks, Richard Reed, is on the hunt for the next generation of start-up superstars - and he’s got up to £1million to invest in the right people with the best ideas. It Read More...
Huge redundancy bill revealed at Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council is forking out more than £27m of taxpayers’ money on redundancy packages. Eighty-three staff made redundant received between £40,000 and £66,000 to leave the council. Read More Here 
Older staff can be made redundant to avoid pension charges, judges rule
Older staff can be made redundant so that their employers escape significant pension payments, senior judges have ruled as they declared that an NHS chief executive did not have the right to a “job for life”. Read More Here 
Hampshire County Council redundancies cost YOU £27m
Hampshire County Council is paying out more than £27m of taxpayers’ money on redundancy packages, the Daily Echo can reveal.   Read More Here
Cook confirms 112 closures and seeks voluntary redundancies
Thomas Cook has confirmed it will shut 112 shops from among the 115 outlets identified for closure in December, but there will be fewer redundancies than expected. Read More Here 
Redundancies begin at Comet with 60 stores at risk
Comet Group has put dozens of staff into consultation for redundancy and “may” close 61 stores as part of its drive to cut costs in the volatile consumer market. Read More Here 
University of Wales warns of restructuring redundancies
The University of Wales (UoW) has warned it may make redundancies after launching a consultation with staff and unions with a view to "restructuring". Read More Here 
Co-op staff braced for more redundancies
The Co-operative Group is preparing to further slash its food division’s workforce, as it seeks to cut costs amid tough trading at its grocery operation. Read More Here 
WorldSpreads staff lose jobs
More than 80pc of staff working at failed spreadbetting group WorldSpreads have been made redundant and told they will not receive salary payments owed to them this month. Read More Here 
Skills support package for unemployed and redundant
Local unemployed people or those facing redundancy are set to benefit from a new support package delivered by development specialists The Consultancy Home Counties (TCHC). Read More Here 
Paper Boys In Crawley Get Redundancy Notices
Regional newspaper giant Northcliffe is facing a backlash in Crawley, West Sussex, after a change of news distribution contract has seen paper boys and girls get redundancy notices. Read More Here 
20 staff at Morris’s facing redundancy
Staff at Morris’s DIY are to be reduced by one third, as the company looks for 20 redundancies. Read More Here 
Christ Church Primary School class inspired Nicky's career change
The manager of Bradford on Avon Tourist Information Centre is leaving to become a primary school teacher. Read More Here 
Website closure sparks Inverness redundancies
The closure of Highland ticket agency The Booth will result in the loss of two Inverness-based jobs.  Read More Here
Redundant staff triumph at tribunal
Workers who were made redundant when the country’s oldest conservatory firm went into administration have won a six-figure pay out. Read More Here 
Cockenzie coal-fired power plant to close next year
Scottish Power is to close its coal-fired power station at Cockenzie next year, BBC Scotland has learned. Read More Here 
Redundancies at Forgemasters
Sheffield Forgemasters International is to make about 30 redundancies as it looks to streamline operations and combat "recessionary pressures". Read More Here 
Redundancies since start of jobs recession cost UK employers £28.6 billion
In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at the impact of the jobs recession that began in 2008 on employers, workers and the economy as a whole. Read More Here 
Disabled workers facing redundancy due to UK budget cuts
On March 7, the Cameron government announced its decision to end subsidised assistance to Remploy, which offers employment to the disabled. Read More Here 
Nearly 2.7m workers made redundant since the start of the recession
A shock report said the manufacturing and construction sectors account for a third of those made redundant since 2008. Read More Here 
Nine redundancies announced at Charles Kelly LTD, Letterkenny
Charles Kelly building suppliers in Letterkenny have announced the loss of nine jobs. Staff where informed of the decision this week which has been blamed on the downturn in the building trade. Read More Here 
Jobs are at risk at Rotherham Hospital
Over 70 health workers at Rotherham Hospital have been told they could lose their jobs as NHS bosses try to save £4 million. Read More Here
Reshape of music teaching could be death knell to talent
Musically talented students will be let down by government plans for music lessons, according to a teacher. Nearly 200 music tutors are facing redundancy as one-to-one lessons will stop in the county's schools. Read More Here 
BBC spends thousands giving staff lucrative pay-offs
then re-hires them with full range of perks and pensions on top of new salaries   The BBC has re-hired six members of staff less than two years after they were given lucrative redundancy pay-offs.   Read More Here
Accountancy staff at KPMG are told they are at risk of redundancy - by voicemail
Workers are told by recorded message that jobs are at risk Firm has been hailed as one of the 'best big companies to work for' in the past Read More Here  
Centre for Alternative Technology to make redundancies
An eco-centre in Powys says it is to make a number of job cuts following a review. Read More Here 
Beautiful career change for clerk
The clerk at Yaxley Parish Council has swapped the council chamber for the cosmetic counter after quitting the role to become a beautician.  Read More Here
Ferry staff face the axe
Three people are to lose their jobs after the scrapping of Helensburgh's only ferry service. The stunned trio are facing the axe despite council bosses saying no redundancies were planned at Kilcreggan.   Read More Here
AIB 'to seek' 2,500 redundancies
Allied Irish Banks is preparing to cut as many as 2,500 employees, 500 more than the figure signalled by the lender in April, according to reports today. Read More Here 
Disabled facing redundancy as Remploy shuts
A factory in Penzance employing mainly disabled workers is earmarked for closure, the Government said yesterday. Read More Here 
Council confirms 200 job losses and £20 million of savings
Cuts at Rotherham Council have now received final approval meaning 200 redundancies and £20million of savings will go ahead.  Read More Here
Over 1,700 redundancies at Remploy
The employment services provider will have to make over 1,700 redundancies due to reduced funding from the Government. Read More Here 
More redundancies could be on the cards at West Lancashire Council
Further job losses could be on the cards at West Lancashire Council. More than 50 posts were axed by the council in 2009 and further redundancies were made last year.  Read More Here
165 people lose jobs as Westmode folds
A civil engineering firm has folded with the loss of 165 jobs amid questions about why bosses didn’t try to salvage it.   Read More Here
Nearly 40 NHS Northamptonshire back room staff lost jobs or took redundancy in 16 months
Redundancy money worth more than £1million has been handed out to NHS staff since health secretary Andrew Lansley visited Northampton and launched the handover of NHS services to GPs in 2010.   Read More Here
AR Lunn: 115 redundancies as adminstrators called in to Hull haulage firm
Administrators have been appointed for troubled East Yorkshire haulage firm AR Lunn. Lyn Vardy and Toby Underwood were appointed as joint administrators for the Hull-based business, which suspended trading at the end of last month. Read More Here 
NHS Rotherham to make hospital staff redundancies
More than 70 NHS staff are facing the threat of compulsory redundancy, Rotherham foundation trust has said. Read More Here 
First Trust Bank staff wait to hear of job cuts
Staff at the First Trust Bank in Northern Ireland are expected to be told the extent of long-awaited job cuts later this month. Read More Here 
Council ‘needs to draw up a redundancy policy’
Larne Borough Council is to draw up a redundancy policy – while stressing that it is not required “for imminent use”. The local authority, which does not have any such policy in place and present, has undertaken to consult with employees and trade unions ahead of producing a document.  Read More Here
Neath Port Talbot Council to scrap 160 jobs in drive for savings
Around 160 Neath Port Talbot Council posts are being scrapped to help the authority balance its books. It has confirmed 130 people have left and not been replaced in the past 12 months, under the voluntary redundancy and early retirement scheme the authority introduced last year. Read More Here 
Redundant Hulme Upright workers win compensation after office closure
Hulme Upright started life in Tunstall in 1926 and over the years helped design a number of high-profile buildings across the region and beyond. These included the Wedgwood Museum and the New Vic Theatre.  Read More Here
NHS redundancies cost £160,000
Severance payouts to staff at a health body in Bath being scrapped as part of a controversial NHS shake-up cost more than £160,000 last year. Read More Here 
Anger as Tyne yard sheds most of its workforce
Workers reacted angrily today after a South Tyneside offshore yard announced it has gone into administration, with the loss of 100 jobs. The redundancies have been made at McNulty Offshore in Commercial Road, South Shields, after it suffered a big fall-off in work.  Read More Here
Eden Project consulting over job losses
Jobs could be under threat at the Eden Project in Cornwall, the charity has confirmed. Read More Here 
The mum who saw redundancy as an opportunity
A MUM, who started her own business after being made redundant, is to offer advice to others. Read More Here 
Redundancy not the end of the road
Terry Haley, of Bennetts Road, Horsham, was informed last Monday (February 20) that he may be the most highly qualified printer in the UK. The 30 year old father of two was made redundant from a Horsham printing company in November last year after working there for almost 14 years. Read More Here 
200 Gateshead Council staff face redundancies
Up to 200 compulsory redundancies could be forced on to a council as part of a £22m budget blow. Read More here
Lancashire County Council to pay less redundancy
County Hall bosses are aiming to save millions of pounds by paying less money to workers who are made redundant.   Read More Here
Cost-slashing T Systems
T Systems UK is testing the appetite for voluntary redundancy among its workforce as part of a cost-cutting drive. Read More Here 
Portsmouth administrators make 30 redundancies including CEO
PKF ADMINISTRATORS have announced several redundancies at the collapsed club. Read More Here
JP Group to make more than 90 redundancies
Most of the 100-strong workforce at construction company JP Group, which fell into administration earlier this month, will be made redundant   Read More Here 
11 redundancies at Lunn's jewellery firm
Eleven jobs are set to go at the Northern Ireland jewellery firm Lunn's. It has has shops at Queen's Arcade and Victoria Square in Belfast city centre and Shipquay Street in Londonderry. Read More Here 
Redundancies as Dartford and Gravesend Peacock’s closed
Twenty-three staff in north Kent have lost their jobs as hundreds of Peacocks stores are closed with immediate effect despite the fashion retailer being bought out of administration. Read More Here 
Police staff protest against cuts
Police staff have demonstrated in a city square against cuts to their jobs. The Unison trade union is appealing for councillors in Glasgow to end the threat of compulsory redundancies for police support workers across the Strathclyde area. Read More Here 
Flagship Blackpool store closes
Peacocks, on Bank Hey Street, is one of 224 stores in the chain to close after the firm was bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Read More Here 
Co-operative Group faces up to 300 job cuts
Staff in the Co-operative Group's food division were braced for job cuts after being called to special meetings at locations across the city centre Read More Here 
Pero Pet Foods make three redundant in order to move manufacturing to Lancashire
A well-known Conwy Valley pet food supplier has defended making a third of the workforce redundant and moving its manufacturing to Lancashire.  Read More Here
224 Peacocks stores close in sale to Edinburgh Woollen Mills - 3,100 jobs go
Almost 400 jobs were lost in the north west with the immediate closure of 28 Peacocks' stores after the ailing fashion chain was bought out of administration. Read More Here 
Council pays £3m to cut over 70 jobs
Dozens of computer staff and bus drivers face being made redundant as a council looks to save cash.  Read More Here
Teesside NHS redundancy costs revealed
Teeside's four soon-to-be- axed primary care trusts (PCTs) spent more than £9.2m on making top executives redundant. Read More Here  
Merseyside packaging workers demonstrate against redundancies
Workers at a Merseyside packaging firm were demonstrating after they were locked out of work. Read More Here 
One in six council jobs axed in two years
Public sector staff are suffering "unprecedented anxiety and concern" over the fragility of their job security, after latest statistics revealed one-in-six council jobs are being axed. Read More Here   
Fire service jobs and closure fears
Fire chiefs have warned they may have to close fire stations and make compulsory redundancies unless the Government delivers a “fair” grant settlement.   Read More Here
Oxfordshire job clubs give hope to unemployed
When Diane Cogan took redundancy from her job as publishing director in 2009 she lacked the confidence she needed to start her own business. Read More Here 
Council leader’s praise for redundant staff
The leader of South Tyneside Council has praised staff who ‘paid the price’ of losing their jobs with the authority over recent years.  Read More Here
Greater Manchester Fire Authority faces 'difficult road'
Fire leaders in Greater Manchester have warned that further cuts to funding could lead to the closure of fire stations and compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
500 Brit techies at risk over NHS IT fiasco
Up to 500 IT workers could lose their jobs over CSC's botched computer system for the NHS, which is costing everyone involved with the fiasco dearly. Read More Here 
£565k for staff leaving schools
A spate of teachers retiring early and taking redundancy has left council bosses facing a shock bill of more than £500,000. Schools across Staffordshire have made more redundancies and accepted more early retirements in 2011/12 than Staffordshire County Council expected.  Read More Here
BFA member Envirovent celebrates 25 years of success
This year Harrogate ventilation manufacturer, EnviroVent, celebrates 25 years of supporting British manufacturing and continuous success despite economic uncertainty in the UK and overseas. Against the backdrop of doom and gloom, with austerity measures affecting both the private and public sectors, EnviroVent have emerged with continued growth Read More...
John Lees: Redundancy could lead you to your dream job
Being made redundant is tough but with the right attitude and careful planning you could end up with the job of your dreams, says Metro's career expert John Lees. Read More Here 
BBC's redundancy payouts criticised as staff get old jobs back
The BBC has been criticised after spending £4million making staff redundant - only for nearly half of them to continue working as normal. Read More Here 
Care trust is seeking job cuts
Management jobs are to be shed at Bradford District Care Trust as it moves towards foundation trust status. Read More Here 
Call centre firm HCL BPO to cut 255 jobs in Belfast and Armagh
More than 250 workers at one of Northern Ireland's biggest call centre companies are set to lose their jobs. Read More Here 
The Coventry lecturer who practices what he preached
Former college business lecturer James Brennan had fallen out of love with his profession and was facing redundancy in July. Read More Here 
Unemployment likely to worsen as private sector resorts to redundancies
Employers remain nervous, according to study by CIPD – but UK economy expected to turn corner by mid-2012 Read More Here 
Staff to recieve less despite council's £1m redundancy payout
Nearly £1 million in council redundancy costs are to be rubber-stamped next week, however staff are set to receive far less in their severance package following a cost-cutting decision made three months ago. Read More Here 
Unemployment expected to reach almost 3MILLION as THIRD of firms plan to make redundancies
Firms plan to make 4% of workforce redundant 6/10 employers not planning to create any new jobs Widening of the north-south jobs market divide    Read More Here 
'Redundancies possible at Glenside'
Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw says he can't promise staff at a Douglas care home won't be made redundant when it closes in 2014. Read More Here 
Job cuts 'could leave MoD lacking the staff it needs to run itself'
Ministry of Defence is planning to cut 54,000 jobs without a coherent strategy, a parliamentary watchdog warns Read More Here 
Redundancies at Archant
The number of proposed editorial redundancies at Archant Suffolk as a result of plans to scrap the Saturday edition of the Ipswich Evening Star has been cut from 14 to nine. Read More Here 
Council axes 550 jobs... then spends £400,000 advising on how to empty their bins
Sheffield City Council is planning to switch bin collections from weekly to fortnightly in a bid to save £1.6million over the next year. Read More Here 
Job culling at Blackburn with Darwen Council ‘is at an end’
A thousand jobs have gone at Blackburn with Darwen Council as a result of £33million budget cuts. But council bosses now hope there will be no more large scale redundancies. Read More Here
Council to shed 570 more jobs in hunt for £55m cuts
One of Yorkshire’s biggest councils has announced plans to shed another 570 jobs in an attempt to make savings of £55m in the next financial year  Read More Here
£340,000 payout for Brintons workers made redundant
Brintons ex-workers made redundant in 2010 could be entitled to a share of a £340,000 payout.   Read More Here
Father retrains as plumber and takes daughter on as apprentice
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, David Webb talks about how he retrained and set up his own business, allowing him to work with his teenage daughter Jodie every day Read More Here 
Redundancies on the cards at Forgemasters
Jobs are set to go at a Sheffield steel plant, bosses have announced. Managers at Forgemasters have not yet confirmed the total number of workers they need to axe, but have started a 30-day consultation process, meaning at least 20 positions are at risk. Read More Here 
'Take shorter hours or redundancy'
A west of Scotland woman got a letter from her bosses saying her hours and those of three other staff would be cut. If they did not agree, one would be made redundant. Read More Here 
Training company set up by redundant council worker
Jeff Spence worked for Darlington Borough Council as a day service officer working with young adults with learning disabilities providing them with basic training and employment skills. Read More Here 
Dudley Council announces plans for £7.5m cuts
Dudley Council's budget for the coming financial year will see a further £7.5millon shaved from the authority's spending.   Read More Here
Up to 300 jobs could go at hospital Trust
Up to 300 jobs could go at the Pennine Acute Trust, Rochdale Online can reveal. Read More Here 
Cummins factory in Oakham is to close with 31 redundancies
Generator firm Cummins is closing a factory it co-owns in Oakham. Markon Sawafuji, which makes alternators at its premises in Lands’ End Way, Oakham, is a joint venture between Cummins Generator Technologies in Stamford and Sawafuji in Japan.  Read More Here
Shropshire Council facing bill on redundancy payouts
The authority lost a case brought by one of its former solicitors, Peter Roscoe, after his severance package was cut by 40 per cent without proper consultation. Read More Here 
Unite say York bus workers facing redundancy deserve a 'fair deal'
Bus workers in York facing redundancy following service changes are not being offered a "fair deal" according to their trade union. Read More Here 
Armed Forces chiefs dodge redundancies
Armed Forces chiefs been accused of dodging redundancies after just seven lost their posts in cuts compared with 6,000 servicemen who have been sacked in the last five months. Read More Here 
Arriva wants to expand its bus depot in Bootle – threatening redundancies if it doesn’t get its way
Bus firm Arriva has threatened to put 100 staff out of work if a bid to expand its Bootle depot is rejected by council planning chiefs. Read More Here  
Senior managers to be lost at sharing councils
A review of senior management roles at cash-strapped neighbouring councils which share services looks set to result in cuts to the number of highly-paid bosses.  Read More Here
Blackburn with Darwen Council bosses slammed for re-hiring former staff
Town hall bosses have been slammed for re-hiring former staff weeks after handing over redundancy packages at taxpayers’ expense.   Read More Here
Hospital boss accused of spin over redundancies
A hospital boss has told staff that no decision has been made over redundancies and all options are being considered, but staff have accused Pennine Acute Hospital Trust Chief Executive, John Saxby, of 'dissembling'. Read More Here 
Redundancy on the agenda at West Berkshire Mencap
West Berkshire Mencap says it will be forced to make redundancies and significantly reduce services if a council goes ahead with proposed cuts. Read More Here 
Unions vow to minimise AstraZeneca redundancies
Union bosses have warned that job cuts by pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca will be a blow to the UK economy and have vowed to minimise compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
Redundancy for Directors
 Three directors at Somerset County Council have taken voluntary redundancy as part of the authority's quest to save £500,000 in senior management costs. Read More Here
Up to 75 editorial job cuts planned at Mirror titles and People
Up to 75 more jobs to go at Trinity Mirror as the publisher announces cuts across its national titles as part of an editorial restructure Read More Here 
Trinity Mirror's job cuts are sad - but that's 2012 newspaper reality
So it's redundancy time once again. First, at the two Telegraph titles and now at the Mirror trio. This is the stark reality of modern newspapers, the result of a coincidence of commercial necessity and technological innovation. Read More Here 
Redundancies loom at mushroom grower after Monaghan buyout
Staff at Thakeham Mushrooms – formerly Sussex Mushrooms – have been warned their jobs are at risk, after the company’s new owner launched a redundancy consultation. Read More Here 
Apprenticeships focus: We find 17,378 on offer
Choose the right one for you and you could follow in the footsteps of famous apprentices like Jamie Oliver, Karen Millen and Alan Titchmarsh to name but a few. Read More Here
Redundancies at Co-operative Group's food business
The Co-operative Group's food business has announced a restructure that includes a number of redundancies. Read More Here 
Many turning redundancy into business successes
THE many thousands of people who were made jobless in 2011 could use their redundancies to turn their fortunes around via franchising. Terry Lucking, owner of the Belvoir Lettings franchise in Peterborough and chair of the local franchise network, agrees that investing in a franchise may be a great way to change your future. Read More Here
More posts go and elderly face 'isolation' in £14m savings drive
Two hundred council jobs will be axed and the elderly in Southampton face cuts under Tory budget plans to save £14m.   Read More Here
Woolies staff compensated three years on
Former Woolworths workers have been granted their redundancy pay – three years after the collapse of the high street chain. Read More Here 
Ex-RUC officers' jobs: senior police call for audit office probe
The PSNI has said it would welcome an independent inquiry into its rehiring of officers who retired with generous Patton redundancy packages Read More Here 
Army cuts creating 'gaps' and leaving soldiers unsettled and frustrated, says chief
Cuts in the Army are creating gaps and leaving soldiers unsettled and frustrated, the head of the service has warned. Read More Here 
Rob proves there's a life after redundancy
Former council worker Rob Simms has bounced back from redundancy to launch a new community interest company.  Read More Here
Drugmaker AstraZeneca Set to Extend Job Cuts, Sunday Times Says
AstraZeneca Plc (AZN), the U.K.’s second- biggest drugmaker, is set to announce more job cuts after beginning a cost-cutting program in 2010, the Sunday Times reported today, without citing anyone. Read More Here 
No payout for Castle Douglas staff
Former Woolworths workers from Dumfries and Stranraer will finally receive a redundancy payout from the defunct firm.  Read More Here
350 steel redundancies 'disastrous'
Hundreds of workers at a steel firm which has gone into administration are to be made redundant in a "disastrous" blow to the industry. Read More Here
redundancies cost £2.9 million
Redundancies in the merger between Mid Suffolk District Council and Babergh District Council could reach almost £3 million. Read More Here
RNLI efficiency programme has led to 41 redundancies
The RNLI has made 41 redundancies since July 2010 and has refused to rule out more. In an interview with Third Sector in October, Paul Boissier, the charity’s chief executive, said it had already made 25 redundancies as part of an efficiency savings programme, which began in July 2010. Read More Here
3,000 more MoD civil servants to be axed to save cash
Thousands more Ministry of Defence civilian staff are to be sacked as the financial crisis in the department becomes more apparent, it can be disclosed. Read More Here 
Up to 60 could face redundancy at Barcrest Group
Up to 60 staff could face redundancy at gaming machines manufacturer Barcrest Group, according to insiders. Read More Here
Redundancies at Co-operative Group's food business
The Co-operative Group's food business has announced a restructure that includes a number of redundancies. Read More Here 
Job cuts bite at Island company
Following the shock announcement before Christmas staff members at Trucast Ltd could lose their jobs, redundancies have been made at the Ryde company. Read More Here
Compensation deal for redundant Woolworths staff in Widnes and Runcorn
Shopworker union Usdaw has won compensation worth up to £67.8m for more than 24,000 former employees of Woolworths. Read More Here
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Riverford Organic Invites Potential Franchisees to Wash Farm in Devon for a Day of Discovery Growing in prestige and brimming with awards and accolades, the UK’s leading veg box delivery franchise continues its search for budding entrepreneurs – or seasoned ones – and is holding a Discovery Day on Saturday February 12 at Read More...
Back to Google News £850m bill for MoD redundancies
The taxpayer faces a bill of more than £850 million for making thousands of troops and staff redundant from the Ministry of Defence. Read More Here 
259 helicopter workers opt for voluntary redundancy at AgustaWestland
Yeovil's biggest employer says it has lessened the blow for workers facing an uncertain future. Last week, the Western Gazette revealed employees at helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland were still in the dark over whether they would lose their jobs. Read More Here 
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Brewin Dolphin has made five redundancies at its Aberdeen office in a move that has seen a further reduction in headcount at the office. Read More Here 
Trucast Redundancies Confirmed
A number redundancies have been confirmed at Trucast on the Isle of Wight today. Former staff have revealed to Isle of Wight Radio that at least least five employees have left today and possibly dozens more. Read More Here 
119 school staff facing redundancy in Blackburn with Darwen
A total of 119 school staff are facing redundancy despite ‘promises’ that no jobs would be lost under Blackburn and Darwen’s education shake-up.   Read More Here
Redundancy fears for CAT staff
Staff at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth could be at risk of redundancy, after it was revealed that the organisation will undergo a period of restructuring due to financial problems.  Read More Here
Babergh/Mid Suffolk: Huge redundancy cost
The cost of staff redundancies as part of two councils’ integration could top nearly £3million by the end of the year. Read More Here 
MPs brand compulsory armed forces job cuts 'grotesque'
MPs have said it is "grotesque" that 40% of armed forces redundancies have been compulsory, while no civilian staff have been forced out of a job. Read More Here 
McDonald's to create 125 new jobs in Wales
Around 125 new jobs are set to be created in McDonald’s restaurants across Wales this year, the company has announced. Read More Here 
Scandal of 1000 Woolworths staff in Scotland robbed of redundancy payouts
A Former Woolworths worker yesterday told of her anger at losing out on compensation – despite 16 years’ service for the store all over Scotland.  Read More Here
Woolworths staff win compensation
Former Woolworths workers have been granted their redundancy pay – three years after the collapse of the high street chain. Read More Here
Peacock Group's Bonmarche business 'to shed 1,000 jobs' after being bought by Sun European
Peacock Group's Bonmarche business has been acquired this morning by private equity firm Sun European. The deal will see 160 stores in Bonmarche's portfolio of 390 stores with the loss of 1,200 jobs Read More Here
Taking a leap of faith to a new career
High unemployment and job insecurity may force most workers to stay put – but others think it's a great time to start anew Read More Here 
Graham travels a new career path
An IT expert who worked in local Government for 33 years has taken a career swerve to set up his own travel agent company.  Read More Here
Redundancies may hit town centre dairy operation
Dairy Crest, a UK dairy food company, has announced a ‘small number of redundancies’ may be made in Horsham following a decision to centralise its call centre operation.  Read More Here
Armed forces announce redundancies
Up to 2,900 members of the Army, 1,000 members of the Royal Air Force and 300 members of the Royal Navy will be made redundant in the latest round of cuts, the Ministry of Defence have said. Read More Here 
Employment help for 600 WJ Harte workers made redundant
A support event is being held for more than 600 people who lost their jobs following the recent collapse of a Lanarkshire-based construction firm. Read More Here 
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Staff to be axed at Harlow Museum and Pets' Corner
Staff at Pets’ Corner and the Museum of Harlow have been handed redundancy notices as plans by Harlow Council to offload services to new operators gathered pace this week.  Read More Here
Three months on, staff wait to be told job cut numbers
Uncertainty remains over the number of job losses to be faced by workers at three of Yeovil's biggest employers. Read More Here 
Army redundancies 'will be as painless as possible'
Assistant Chief of the General Staff Major General James Everard says the latest round of cuts to the armed forces will come from a "small pool". Watch the video here
Three million unemployed by 2013 if redundancies continue
Unemployment will hit three million within a year if job losses continue at the current rate, amid a surge in women and young people out of work. Read More Here 
Gurkha 'sadness' over British job cuts
Kathmandu— Gurkha veterans in Nepal spoke of their sadness and sense of injustice Wednesday at Britain's decision to axe 400 jobs in the brigade as part of a wave of defence cuts.  Read More Here
Council leader strives to keep compulsory redundancies in single figures
Savage cuts have forced Halton Council to slash its 2012 budget by £15 million and axe 80 jobs, the World can reveal. Read More Here  
400 Dudley Council staff apply to be made redundant
More than 400 workers at a Black Country council have applied to take voluntary redundancy over the next year – double the number that will actually leave. Read More Here 
Twenty-four staff facing redundancy in Bodmin
A social enterprise business in Bodmin could close with the loss of 24 jobs. ReZolve has a number of projects including RE:SOURCE, which restores second-hand furniture and electrical appliances for resale, and also runs the national Real Nappy awareness campaign. Read More Here 
Single Scottish police force could mean redundancy for 450 backroom staff
Scotland's eight police forces are to be replaced with a single national authority – putting up to 450 backroom jobs at risk.  Read More Here
Teachers will get 90 weeks salary to retire early
The education minister has revealed that teachers taking redundancy will be able to leave with a severance package of up to 90 weeks pay. Read More Here 
Royal Navy 'stretched' as 300 jobs are axed
A Government defence minister has admitted the Royal Navy is "stretched" as it was revealed 300 more uniformed personnel are to be axed. Read More Here 
Ministry of Defence cull sees RAF lose third of officers
The Ministry of Defence has culled a raft of senior ranks in the Armed Forces with a third of redundancies in the RAF coming from officers. Read More Here 
Second tranche of Armed Forces redundancies announced
The Armed Forces are today announcing the fields from which they will select those to be made redundant in Tranche 2 of the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme. Read More Here 
Boom in council penpushers on £50,000 a year despite pledge to cut spending
Highly-paid middle managers are still being taken on by councils despite spending cuts aiming to tackle the deficit. Read More Here 
MoD announces details of 4,200 job cuts
The Ministry of Defence has announced 4,200 job cuts in a second round of armed forces redundancies. Read More Here 
AVC Energy stays quiet on huge job cut reports
Directors at one of the UK's leading renewable energy installers AVC Energy are refusing to comment on claims its entire workforce has been placed on notice of redundancy. Read More Here 
Stena Line considers court findings
Senior managers at Stena Line are meeting this lunchtime to consider the implications of a Labour Court recommendation that it increase redundancy terms for 39 workers at its Dún Laoghaire operation. Read More Here 
Darlington administrator makes all players and coaching staff redundant
Parties remain interested in 128-year-old club  'No alternative but to terminate the contracts'  Read More Here
'Deep concern' over Forces redundancies
Opposition politicians have expressed “deep concern” after the Ministry of Defence announced its latest round of mass redundancies. Read More Here 
News roundup--Past Times in administration, Peacocks on the brink, more
Administrators have been called in at lossmaking retailer Past Times. Upon appointment, KPMG made 67 redundancies, including 30 staff from Past Times’ head office and 37 staff from its warehouse, leaving a central workforce of 31. Read More Here 
Prospect of getting a job 'much tougher in the coming year' TUC claims ahead of new unemployment figures
TUC warn of 'mass redundancies' in the NHS and local authorities Fresh unemployment figures predicted to rise again Forecast predicts unemployment will peak at 2.9 million next year Up to 20 jobseekers are chasing every vacancy in northern areas Read More Here 
'Deep concern' over Forces redundancies
Opposition politicians have expressed “deep concern” after the Ministry of Defence announced its latest round of mass redundancies. Read More Here 
One in eight Gurkhas to lose job in MoD cuts
One in eight Gurkhas will lose their job under Ministry of Defence plans to make 4,000 members of the Armed Forces redundant, ministers will announce today. Read More Here 
MoD to announce second round of armed forces cuts
The Ministry of Defence is to announce its plans for a second round of redundancies in the armed forces later. Read More Here 
Past Times goes into administration
Past Times has appointed administrators from KPMG to try to sell the business as a going concern. Read More Here 
Jobs at risk as disability group 'changes focus'
 Staff are facing redundancy after a social enterprise which helps disabled people into work announced plans to close one of its factories. Read More Here
Barclays Confirms 422 British IT Jobs To Go In Restructuring
Barclays is undertaking a restructuring of its IT division, which will see the loss of some 422 IT jobs in the UK. A further 200 IT jobs are also to go outside the UK. Read More Here 
Army morale 'at its worst for a generation' as job losses loom
A military charity has warned that Army morale is at its worst for a generation as the Ministry of Defence prepares next week to axe up to 4,500 more troops. Read More Here 
Derby City Council misses its 2011 redundancy target
Derby City Council has missed its target for redundancies in 2011 by almost 300 jobs, according to a statement from the local authority. Read More Here
More than 700 BAE Systems jobs cut voluntarily or by redeployment
More than half the 1,400 jobs under threat at BAE Systems in Lancashire have been cut without compulsory redundancies, the firm has said. Read More Here 
Harlow drama group fears redundancy threat
A Stuggling performing arts group has been dealt another blow after discovering one of its county council-funded support workers faces redundancy.  Read More Here
Ulster Bank management for talks with unions on job cuts
The Government's employment strategy has come under strong Opposition attack following the announcement yesterday of over 1,100 job losses across Ireland. Read More Here 
Council blasted for 'wasting £1m' after making 55 staff redundant... and rehiring them
A local authority spent more than £1million making 55 staff redundant, before giving them back their jobs. Read More Here 
Trinity Mirror to close five offices with 35 redundancies
Trinity Mirror closes five offices in Scotland following the merger of its national and regional businesses under one umbrella Read More Here 
Gurkhas to be hit again as armed forces prepare to axe 4,500 jobs
Army expected to cut between 2,000 and 3,000 posts, RAF 1,000 and navy 500 in second tranche of redundancies Read More Here 
Barclays cuts 422 IT jobs to add to UK bank cull
Barclays Plc is cutting up to 422 staff in technology support to add to a grim day for UK bank jobs after thousands of redundancies were announced by rival Royal Bank of Scotland. Read More Here 
Keating meets with La Senza employees to discuss redundancy concerns‏
Derek Keating, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West, yesterday held a meeting with La Senza employees of the Liffey Valley branch and Minister Séan Sherlock. The meeting was arranged to voice concerns over the 93 redundancies that were announced earlier this week as well as fears over whether outstanding overtime and redundancy payments will Read More...
950 Ulster Bank jobs to go by end of year
Ulster Bank is proposing to cut 950 jobs from its Irish operations, with around 600 to go in the Republic and 350 to be shed in Northern Ireland. Read More Here 
How to get ahead in … foster care
Fostering can be a rewarding and viable career choice, so why aren't more people choosing to explore it? Read More Here 
Portsmouth avoids pay freeze through voluntary redundancies
Portsmouth City Council will not go ahead with a two-year pay freeze after making the necessary savings through voluntary redundancies. Read More Here 
Little Chef to close 67 restaurants putting 600 jobs at risk
Roadside restaurant chain to shut 40% of its sites but expand its 'new concept' sites, based on a revamp by Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal Read More Here 
Redundancies as Pavilion closes
THE award-winning Pavilion East Cowes CIC is set to close at the end of next month after it was announced no funding was available. Redundancy notices have been issued to all staff involved with the centre for young people, which won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2010. Read More Here 
Portsmouth Council Finds Savings Through Voluntary Redundancies
Portsmouth City Council's employment committee today (Tuesday 10 January 2012) decided not to go ahead with proposals to introduce a two year increment freeze for staff. Read More Here 
La Senza staff stage Dublin sit-in
Officials of the Mandate trade union will hold a meeting tomorrow morning with administrators of lingerie chain La Senza, which made its 93 Irish employees redundant today. Read More Here
Threat to 350 TV Licensing jobs
Hundreds of TV Licensing jobs are at risk of redundancy under plans to relocate work, it has been announced. Capita said 350 jobs were at risk due to its decision to switch work from its office in Bristol to other sites in the UK following a review of its business. Read More Here 
New job fears for ex-Rover workers in Birmingham
Dozens of former MG Rover workers are being made redundant for the second or third time as council cutbacks take their toll on the Northfield area, it has emerged. Read More Here  
Pannone to make redundancies in three NW offices
North West firm Pannone is mulling redundancies in its construction, road traffic accident and family teams in Manchester, as up to 12 fee earners and support staff look set to lose their jobs when the firm closes two satellite offices. Read More Here 
1,300 jobs lost as La Senza folds
Lingerie chain La Senza collapsed into administration today triggering 1,300 redundancies and the closure of more than 100 outlets. Read More Here 
SNH set to shed 50 staff
Scottish Natural Heritage — which has its headquarters in Inverness — is set to lose more than 50 staff who have applied for voluntary redundancy.  Read More Here
Hundreds of hospital staff face redundancy to cut costs
Unions fear that about 245 full-time posts with Northern Lincolnshire And Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust could be made redundant this year, as part of on-going cost-cutting measures.  Read More Here
Titanic staff to audition for new jobs
The Titanic visitor attraction in Belfast has created a recruitment drive which will put prospective employees through an X-Factor style audition process. Read More Here 
Two police forces spend £4m in redundancy cost over past 18 months
Two police forces have spent £4 million on redundancy payouts in just 18 months. Figures released under a Freedom of Information Act request by The Sentinel show more than half of the total has been spent by Staffordshire Police on making 75 police officers and staff redundant since April 2010, at a cost of £2.2 million.  Read Read More...
Council jobs bombshell
Wigan Council’s financial chief has dropped a jobs bombshell by suggesting the number of voluntary redundancies should be more than doubled to balance the books.  Read More Here
Industrial action threat at BBC after five redundancies in current affairs department
BBC1's current affairs programme Panorama could be involved in industrial action after corporation journalists voted yesterday for a ballot over compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
Daily Record in redundancy talks with four senior executives
A month on from major restructure of Scottish publishing businesses, Trinity Mirror confirms consultation with four senior Media Scotland executives. Read More Here 
Millionaire boss who won't pay redundancy to his 32 laid-off workers
 Property magnate Jack Ronan is the man behind Vita Cortex -- the company which forced staff into a Christmas sit-in for their entitlements. Read More Here
Baggage handlers’ strike at Liverpool’s John Lennon airport to finish at end of January
The Runcorn-based firm wants to cut between 28 and 35 workers in a move it says would multi-skill staff. But the GMB union rejected the compulsory redundancies, describing the decision as “blatant profit-making”. Read More Here 
Careers advice: How to find the job you really want in 2012
Time for a career change? Resist the urge to resign immediately and plan your work goals for 2012 properly - follow our practical steps. Read More Here 
Scale new heights with a career in animal care
From the age of nine Hannah Francombe knew she wanted to work with animals. “I’d go to Jersey Zoo with my ­grandparents when I was on holiday and just knew in my heart that this was what I wanted more than anything else in the world,” says Hannah, 29, of Chipping Norton, Oxon. Read More Here 
Panorama faces industrial action threat over BBC job losses
BBC current affairs staff vote for ballot on compulsory redundancies. Read More Here 
Vita Cortex workers call on owner to reveal assets
Former staff at the Vita Cortex plant in Cork yesterday called on owner Jack Ronan to clarify his involvement in a number of other companies and properties after Vita Cortex Cork said it had no funds to pay workers their redundancy.  Read More Here
7,000 public workers apply to retire
More than 7,000 public sector workers have applied for the early retirement incentive scheme ahead of next month’s deadline. Read More Here  
Government urged to stop cuts to Army
The Government's being urged to stop any more cuts to Army manpower and review it's redundancy programme. Read More Here 
Hundreds face redundancy as Seaham company collapses
Hundreds of North-East seafood workers are facing redundancy following the collapse of a company which had been pledged cash by the Government’s job creation fund.   Read More Here
Young's confirms redundancies at Cromer Crab Company
Young's Seafood has confirmed that 70 people are being made redundant on a voluntary basis at the Cromer Crab Company in Norfolk. Read More Here 
Greasby campaigners say 28 jobs created by proposed new supermarket would lead to redundancies at local shops
Villagers will go into battle against a proposed supermarket in Greasby tonight – with a warning that the 28 jobs it would create could lead to redundancies in local stores.  Read More Here
Sandwell Council supremo's NYE message to managers - prepare for P45s
The chief executive of Sandwell Council has promised his staff more redundancies in an uncompromising 2012 New Year’s message.   Read More Here
354 city council workers ask to lose their jobs in latest cuts round
More than 350 workers want to quit a cash-strapped council after applying for voluntary redundancy.  Read More Here
86 job losses confirmed at Coupar Angus chicken factory
By working closely with the staff and their union representatives, we have managed to reduce the number of redundancies to 86. Read More Here 
Firm’s festive message... your jobs are going - 15 housing workers face redundancy
Up to 15 staff working for the borough’s housing maintenance arm suffered a pre-Christmas blow with the news that they are going to be made redundant. Read More Here 
NHS South Yorkshire redundancies total £1.6m
Redundancy settlements in excess of £1.6 million have been given to workers in South Yorkshire as part of NHS reorganisation plans. Read More Here 
MORE than 1,000 Cumbria County Council staff express an interest in voluntary redundancy
More than 1,000 Cumbria County Council staff express an interest in voluntary redundancy, following an appeal by the authority at the end of November.  Read More Here
Avon and Somerset Police spends £1.6m on redundancies
Avon and Somerset police have spent more than £1.6 million on redundancies as the force attempts to deal with long-term budget cuts and tough economic times. Read More Here 
UK retailers head towards bankruptcy and mass redundancies
As many as 40,000 are expected to lose their jobs, with more forced to work on reduced hours, as the full force of the consumer slowdown starts to makes its effects felt on the high street. After the collapse of Barratts Priceless, the shoe chain, Hawkin’s Bazaar, the toy shop and D2 Jeans last week, a clutch of other names are expected to Read More...
Warning that falling pupil numbers will hit standards
Falling pupil numbers across Wales are leading to poorer teaching, redundancies and missed opportunities, teaching unions have warned. New figures show that of the 1,942 schools that were open during the 2006-07 school year, 1,153 – or 59% – have fewer children than they did five years ago while a further 141 have since Read More...
Investec tells staff jobs at risk at Christmas via text
Investec has told dozens of staff their jobs could be at risk via text message as part of a series of cut backs coming as it takes over Evolution, according to reports. Read More Here 
Lord Mayor visits staff at redundancy protest in Cork
The Lord Mayor of Cork has been meeting the Vita Cortex workers who are continuing their sit-in at the premises in the city. A group of 30 employees began their action last Friday in a row over redundancy payments. Read More Here 
DVLA union slams redundancy plan
There's never a good time to find out you could lose your job, but getting the bad news two weeks before Christmas was a “big shock” for Chelmsford’s DVLA staff.   Read More Here
Government can't rule out more redundancies, Angus College hears
Education secretary Mike Russell had a ''productive meeting'' with Angus College representatives on Tuesday, but could not rule out compulsory redundancies under proposed changes to further education. Read More Here 
31 jobs to be axed in regeneration cutbacks at Balfour Beatty
A total of 31 jobs are to go at North East Lincolnshire Councils' regeneration partner Balfour Beatty. The announcement comes after a review of employee numbers by the firm, which is undertaking a restructuring programme in response to the council's reduced budget.  Read More Here
Staffordshire school redundancies bill may rise to £9m
County council chiefs are expecting to spend £9.442m on new redundancies as well as posts it has already scrapped. Read More Here 
New Servisair offer in Liverpool John Lennon Airport baggage handlers strike dispute
Striking airport baggage handlers were this morning set to consider a new offer from Servisair. Workers have pursued a discontinuous walk-out for over a month at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, over a proposed 37 compulsory redundancies. Read More Here  
1,000 jobs under threat in Sheffield
As many as 1,000 Department for Work and Pensions jobs in Sheffield could be axed after a major Government shake-up, union bosses fear. Staff have been told 3,000 of the DWP’s 10,000 corporate jobs across the country - around a fifth based at sites in Sheffield - will go between now and 2015.  Read More Here
Planned redundancies fall at Haydens Bakeries
A successful pre-Christmas trading period has meant planned redundancies have been reduced at Haydens Bakeries. According to the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald, the Devizes bakery in Wiltshire had been planning to make between 50 and 60 staff redundant in the New Year. This figure has fallen to 40-45, most of which will be voluntary. Read More Read More...
MoD sets out cuts to high-ranking posts, leak suggests
More than 1,000 senior posts are to be cut by the Ministry of Defence by 2020, a leaked report suggests. Read More Here 
RBS warns 19,000 staff to prepare for redundancy
Thousands of staff within The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) GBM division may have to prepare to lose their jobs, the Telegraph reveals. Read More Here 
Cork workers continue sit-in
Some 30 workers are continuing their sit-in today at a Co Cork company from which they have been made redundant. Read More Here 
Bombardier workers made redundant can apply for hardship fund payments
A HARDSHIP fund opens today for Bombardier staff being made redundant after losing the £1.4billion ­Thameslink contract. Union Unite feared many of the 600 agency workers who have lost their jobs may struggle this Christmas as they will receive little or no redundancy money from the plant. Read More Here 
Redundancy threat as law firm begins restructuring
Staff at Tees Solicitors’ offices in Bishop’s Stortford, Dunmow and Saffron Walden are facing redundancy. It is anticipated that up to 83 secretarial and administrative workers at the three sites, plus premises in Cambridge and Chelmsford, will have to compete for posts.  Read More Here
We'll do all we can to prevent compulsory redundancies
Council chief executive Tony Hunter has moved to reassure staff that the authority will do all it can to prevent the need for compulsory redundancies as it looks to save £43 million over four years. Read More Here
NHS Lothian spends £1m on redundancy
NHS Lothian spent more than £1 million on voluntary redundancy payments to 26 members of staff last year, it has been revealed. The health board shed 734 staff in 2010-11 as part of Scottish Government cost-cutting measures, most of which were achieved through retirement and staff turnover. Read More Here 
School mystery as redundancies are investigated
The head of Chippenham’s Abbeyfield School, James Fox, is not in his post while Wiltshire Council investigates redundancies there. Read More Here 
Management staff fear a shaky 2012
UK managers expect skill shortages, company redundancies and economic instability to obstruct business growth next year. Nearly half of the UK’s managers (43 per cent) fear redundancies at their companies and 38 per cent feel insecure about their jobs. Read More Here 
N.I. prison officers eager for redundancy package
Ninety-nine percent of Northern Ireland’s prison officers eligible for a voluntary redundancy package have expressed an interest in it.  Read More Here
Thomas Cook seeking 23 Irish redundancies
Thomas Cook is seeking up to 23 redundancies from its Irish workforce after the troubled company posted a pre-tax loss of £398 million (€474 million) for the year to September.  Read More Here
Redundancies loom as UK solar deadline passes
The British Government should re-think its plans to slash payments for solar electricity schemes as the rush to install solar payments ahead of a crucial payment deadline comes to an end, says a leading environmental group. Read More Here 
Cook confirms 55 Co-op stores among closures
Thomas Cook confirmed its intention to close 115 shops and began consultation with 661 staff threatened with redundancy today. Read More Here 
Veterans Aid sees redundancy fears rise
The ex service charity Veterans Aid says it is seeing a worrying increase in calls from serving soldiers and their families worried about their prospects when they leave. Read More Here 
Brough BAE staff meet prime minister over job cuts
Workers facing redundancy from BAE's plant in East Yorkshire have met David Cameron in Downing Street. Read More Here 
Gloucestershire print workers win redundancy payout
More than 50 workers at a printing firm in Gloucestershire that closed in June are entitled to statutory redundancy pay, a tribunal has ruled. Read More Here 
Brough BAE staff to lobby MPs over job cuts
More than 100 workers facing redundancy from BAE's plant in East Yorkshire are to lobby MPs to try to save their jobs. Read More Here 
Jobs to go in office axe
A city vehicle administration centre is to close as part of a bid to save £28m The Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency office (DVLA), on Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, which currently employs 63 staff, is among 39 regional centres which have been earmarked for closure. Read More Here 
Western Isles Council to make £3.5m cuts
Western Isles Council has said that cuts it will have to make in the next financial year could lead to compulsory redundancies among its workforce. Read More Here 
'Mass redundancy' warning over Feed-in Tariff cuts
A solar energy provider says plans to slash Feed-in Tariff rates will devastate the industry, cause mass redundancies and negatively affect the uptake of solar PV in the UK. Read More Here 
Huge response to prison officers redundancy plan
Nearly every one of the 650 Northern Ireland prison officers aged over 50 have expressed an interest in taking voluntary redundancy. Read More Here 
Stena workers face redundancy deadline
 Thirty-nine Stena Line staff have until 5pm to sign redundancy terms or face minimum statutory redundancy payments. Read More Here
Ryanair warns Aer Lingus of legal action over redundancy and pension payments
Ryanair has launched the latest attack in its campaign over redundancy and pension payments at Aer Lingus, in which the budget airline holds a near-30pc stake, warning of legal action. Read More Here 
49 jobs at risk as Cumbrian training base hotel faces closure
A west Cumbrian hotel is under threat of closure, plunging the future of 49 staff into doubt. Read More Here 
Wiltshire County Hall jobs at risk
Wiltshire Council administration workers face a bleak new year with the prospect of being made redundant in a new round of cuts. Read More Here 
Birmingham City Council in call to Government for new job training powers
 Birmingham leaders have told Nick Clegg they want to take control of training and apprenticeships from the government to help more people get jobs in the city. Read More Here
Redundancy shock as Marco Pierre White’s Aughton restaurant is sold to pub chain
Staff at a celebrity chef’s Aughton restaurant face a jobless January after being told it has been sold. Marco Pierre White’s The Swan Inn will close on January 2 for around three months before the premises is re-opened as a pub.  Read More Here
Redundancies announced at threatened Cromer Crab Company
Staff at the threatened Cromer Crab Company are facing a bleak Christmas and new year after owners Young’s announced it would be making redundancies next week. Read More Here 
Gloucestershire council's wont rule out further job losses
Further compulsory redundancies have not been ruled out by Gloucestershire's councils after a study warned more job losses are on the way.  Read More Here
Another blow to regional press as Midland News Association seeks a further 50 redundancies
In another jobs blow to the UK’s struggling regional newspaper industry, Midlands News Association (MNA) has revealed it is seeking 50 voluntary redundancies across all departments from January. Read More Here 
Kraft makes 200 job cuts at Cadbury
When the American food company Kraft controversially took over the iconic Cadburys brand, they made a pledge to not make any compulsory redundancies within two years. Read More Here 
Further redundancies are 'inevitable' as local councils struggle to cut staff costs, according to LGA and Audit Commission
Councils are finding many ways to cut the pay bill without losing jobs, but further redundancies are inevitable given the sheer scale of budget cuts that councils have been hit with. But further job losses are unavoidable as part of a cost-cutting mix likely to include organisational change, sharing services and outsourcing. Many councils are Read More...
Redundancies are now unavoidable
Compulsory redundancies have been suggested by Burton’s Queen’s Hospital bosses in their most detailed list yet of cost-cutting measures.  Read More Here
100 jobs could go with health reorganisation in Northern Ireland
About 100 jobs could go in Northern Ireland's health service as a result of the reorganisation of administration staff. Read More Here 
Solar power cuts cost Carillion £10m
Carillion has set aside £10m for redundancy payments after putting all 4,500 staff at its energy services division on notice. Read More Here 
Councils – more ''inevitable'' job losses
Further job losses in local government are inevitable, according to a report by the Audit Commission and the Local Government Association (LGA). Read More Here 
Express & Star publisher announces up to 50 job cuts
The publisher of the country's biggest regional newspaper, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, has announced plans to cut up to 50 jobs. Read More Here 
Soaring bills and price pressures push Verna Group into 19 redundancies
Healthcare products firm Verna Group is to make redundancies as part of a cost-cutting drive as it battles against soaring raw material and energy bills and pressure from customers to reduce prices. Read More Here 
Jobs to go at keep Britain Tidy
Wigan-based Keep Britain Tidy is axing more than two thirds of its workforce. The national anti-litter campaigners – founded more than half a century ago – told shocked staff that 65 of the 112 employees are now facing redundancy. Read More Here
More BT heads roll amid biz transformation
Updated BT Engage IT company insiders claim staff morale has hit rock bottom as further details of the redundancies come to light. Read More Here
Council redundancies 'to increase'
Compulsory redundancies in local councils are set to increase in the next few years as the spending squeeze from central government continues, a report warns. Read More Here
Around one third of the staff employed on Five News face possible redundancy
Around one third of the staff employed on Five News face possible redundancy as the service prepares to move from Sky to ITN in February. ITN insiders have stressed that the staffing changes are not cutbacks. Press Gazette understands that Sky’s Five News team totalled 46 people and that under ITN 5 News will employ 47. Read More Here
60 jobs at biscuit factory
Sixty jobs are to be created in Sheffield’s manufacturing industry, after Kraft Foods announced it was investing £6 million to make biscuits at its Owlerton factory. Read More Here
Sacked caravan workers still waiting for redundancy pay
Workers who lost their jobs at a Hull caravan maker in 2008 said they were still waiting for their redundancy pay. Read More Here
Fewer new jobs and more competition in City, firm says
The number of qualified staff for each vacancy in the City of London is at the highest for two years, according to a financial services recruitment firm. Read More Here 
Southampton City Council proposes to cap redundancy pay
Southampton City Council is planning to cap staff redundancy payouts. Keeping the current system would mean "making more people redundant just to fund the redundancy payments", council leader Royston Smith said. The council is trying to save £54m in three years. Read More Here
Kent teachers set for redundancy
Teachers at one school in the south of England may need to seek expert employment law advice in the near future after it emerged they are at risk of redundancy. Read More Here
Health trust up for savings award - despite 224 redundancies
A health trust which overspent by £50 million has been shortlisted for an award for its savings programme. Read More Here
School to make redundancies
A Tunbridge Wells school is looking to axe members of its teaching staff, the Courier can reveal. Read More Here
Final cut for Tutbury's crystal glass industry
The village of Tutbury, in Staffordshire, has been a centre of glass manufacturing since 1472. But spiralling fuel costs have now forced the last remaining factory in the village to close. On the other side of the River Dove, in the Derbyshire village of Hatton, Nestle has just announced 300 new jobs as part of an expansion to its coffee Read More...
Carillion Energy Services staff face redundancy in New Year
Staff at a green energy giant have a tense Christmas ahead as bosses announce they could face redundancy in the New Year. Newcastle-based Carillion Energy Services, formerly Eaga, yesterday told all 4,500 staff – about 1,000 of whom are based in the region – they could lose their jobs. Read More Here
Bromford warehouse workers redundancy cash blocked after superglue attack
Laid-off warehouse workers had their redundancy pay blocked when their ex-bosses found the front door to the site jammed shut with superglue. Read More Here  
Hull MP Diana Johnson angry over BAE redundancies in Brough
A Hull MP has expressed anger over taxpayers' money being used to lay off nearly 900 BAE workers in Brough. Read More Here 
Merseyside fire service faces further cuts
Merseyside fire service is warning compulsory redundancies may be necessary as it faces further budget cuts. Read More Here
Thousands in protest over pension changes
Pickets will gather from as early as 6am tomorrow as tens of thousands of public workers in Sheffield join colleagues from across the country in a walk out in protest at pensions changes. Read More Here
Cheryl Gillan: pension walkouts are 'inappropriate and irresponsible'
Today’s strikes are founded on a myth and will hurt Wales, writes Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan Read More Here
Pensions strike picket lines set for sites across Kent
Picket lines have been set up at hospitals, schools and council sites across Kent as thousands of public sector workers strike over pensions. Read More Here
About 300,000 public sector workers strike in Scotland
Public services across Scotland are expected to be halted as 300,000 public sector workers go on strike over planned UK pension and job changes. Read More Here
Aviva's general insurance staff to be worst hit by job cuts
Staff at Aviva's general-insurance business will be worst affected by plans to axe 950 jobs here. Read More Here
Muller firm to shed up to 55 jobs
Up to 55 jobs could be lost at a North Shropshire dairy which manufactures Muller yoghurts. Read More Here
Public sector job losses to hit 710,000
Public sector redundancies will hit 710,000 by 2017, the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast today, as dwindling growth forces Chancellor George Osborne to cut harder. Read More Here
First Harry Ramsden's restaurant to close in Leeds
The first restaurant opened by the fish and chip chain Harry Ramsden's is due to close after 83 years in business. Read More Here
Ipswich Hospital seeks £3m funds to cover redundancies
Ipswich Hospital is hoping to secure about £3m of funding to help cover redundancy payments. Read More Here 
Redundancy plan finalised at Eason
More than 140 Eason staff will made redundant, with changes made to staff contracts and pay for new starters cut, if the proposals agreed by the Irish bookseller and workers' union Siptu are accepted by union members. Read More Here
Redundancy talks underway at Devizes furniture firm
Despite recent assurances that the company is on the up-and-up, Devizes-based furniture manufacturers Canburg has admitted they are carrying out redundancy consultations with a number of workers. Read More Here
Creetown workers lose their jobs
Twelve workers have lost their jobs at a manufacturing plant in Creetown.  Read More Here
End of the road as Dorchester branch of Loders motor dealers closes
Twenty garage workers have lost their jobs as a classic Dorchester business name goes from the high street for good. Read More Here 
Taxpayers could foot £110m bill if defence giant quits Yorkshire
The Government has warned BAe Systems it owes a “debt” to Britain amid fury that taxpayers could foot a £110m bill for redundancies if the company ends manufacturing in East Yorkshire. Read More Here 
Redundancy pay to be slashed as employer refunds cut
Workers face cuts in their redundancy payments due to a row over state refunds to employers.  Read More Here
Sunderland and Washington staff will not get a share of £1.5million payout
Former Wearside shopworkers will not receive a penny from a £1.5million compensation bonanza, union leaders warned today.  Read More Here
Voluntary redundancy offer for Wolverhampton Council staff
Voluntary redundancy is to be again offered to council staff in Wolverhampton under the latest cost-cutting plans at the authority, it was revealed today. Read More Here 
Journalists to need redundancy advice?
Expert employment law advice may be required by journalists in the near future after it was announced a media group is to implement 14 more redundancies. Read More Here 
Job to be axed at city’s waste recycling centres
Redundancies have been announced at Sheffield’s household waste recycling centres - with almost a third of staff been their jobs are set to go.  Read More Here
Capita seeks 99 heads for chopping block
Capita IT services biz is bowing to economic pressures by seeking voluntary redundancies just weeks before Christmas. Read More Here 
Seasons insists redundancies are a positive move
In the wake of 15 redundancies at luxury operator Seasons sales director Jo Clarkson has insisted that the move will be a positive one for the operator’s agent partners. Read More Here 
Lib Dems force shared council services re-think
East Lothian has put the brakes on plans to share several services with a neighbouring council, though a merger of education departments is still going ahead. Read More Here
Liverpool John Lennon Airport baggage handlers strike over compulsory redundancies
Baggage handlers staged a second two-hour walk-out last night in protest over proposed job cuts. Read More Here    
Taxpayers face £100m bill over BAE redundancy costs
The decision to make BAE workers redundant could cost taxpayers more than £100 million, the Mail can reveal. Read More Here
Media Wales to lose 14 more newspaper staff in Cardiff
A further 14 jobs are to go at Media Wales in Cardiff as part of an ongoing business review at the newspaper group. Read More Here 
No compensation for redundant shopworkers
Town staff who were made redundant after the collapse of a clothing firm last year will not receive compensation.  Read More Here
Cheshire council to axe a third of IT staff
 Almost a third of the IT staff at Cheshire councils face the grim prospect of redundancies this Christmas, as bean counters scrabble to shave £1.6m off the IT budget. Read More Here
Teachers stage walk-out at Oasis Academy MediaCityUK in Salford over redundancies
Teachers staged a walk-out from Oasis Academy MediaCityUK yesterday in protest at 13 planned redundancies. Read More Here 
Little Hayes care home workers hold sit-in over redundancy row
Care home workers held a sit-in in protest at being treated "like criminals" by their paymasters.  Read More Here
Teachers jobs at risk as West Sussex budgets £1m for redundancies
More than a £1million of school redundancies are being budgeted for in the next three years Read More Here 
500 Ethel Austin workers to share £1.5m compensation for losing their jobs
More than 500 Ethel Austin workers who lost their jobs when the firm collapsed in 2010 will share £1.5m compensation, says shopworkers union Usdaw. Read More Here  
St Andrew’s hospital restructure putting jobs ‘at risk’
 A private mental health hospital in Northampton could shed at least 20 staff. Managers are understood to make up most of the possible redundancies in St Andrew’s Hospital’s plan, and they have been handed ‘job at risk’ notices. Read More Here
Redundancy support group to meet again
The next meeting of a Droitwich-based redundancy support group will take place on Thursday, November 24. Read More Here 
South Yorkshire fire service redundancy scheme wins award
A scheme run by South Yorkshire Fire Service that provides support to workers who face redundancy has won an award. Read More Here 
Job losses at Blooms site
AN employee of nearly 37 years at a Bressingham nursery has spoken of his shock and sadness at its closure and the loss of 28 jobs. Wayne Flatman, 52, of Roydon, was made redundant following the liquidation of wholesale plant growers R.A Meredith and Sons (Blooms) after the company got into financial difficulties. Read More Here 
70 IT staff may lose jobs in cuts
Seventy council workers are facing redundancy after it emerged £1.6 million will need to be slashed from a budget for ICT services next year. A three-month consultation will get underway in December before final decisions are made about affected staff. Read More Here
166 photographic jobs go as Doubletake Studios in Birmingham city centre collapses
Birmingham was dealt another major jobs blow with 166 photographic workers thrown onto the dole queue following the collapse of Doubletake Studios Ltd.  Read More Here
Rising job losses point to need for income protection
 Unemployment has topped 2.6 million, its highest level since 1994, and is rising. Read More Here
690 jobs at risk as council cuts deeper
Sheffield is paving the way for deeper cuts in council spending with a strategy to shed up to 690 jobs over the next financial years. Faced with having to make £57m of savings, ruling Labour councillors said any easy options had gone, and posts would be lost across manual, clerical, management and professional, and technical workers Read Read More...
Anglian Home Improvements set to axe 16 jobs at Norwich HQ
Fear of falling revenues in the year ahead has triggered a round of redundancies at Norwich-based Anglian Home Improvements which could see the loss of 16 jobs. Read More Here 
Airport staff to strike over jobs
Ground staff at a regional airport are to launch a campaign of industrial action this week, including strikes, in a row over jobs, it has been announced. Members of the GMB union employed by Servisair at John Lennon Airport in Liverpool will walk out for two hours from 5am on Wednesday, and again from 7pm. Read More Here 
KM Group to axe jobs in wake of failed Northcliffe deal
Kent newspaper publisher the KM Group has confirmed it is seeking voluntary redundancies in the wake of its failed bid to buy seven rival Northcliffe-owned titles. Read More Here 
Chippenham teachers face axe
 Teachers at Abbeyfield School are facing redundancy after an announcement by headteacher James Fox. Read More Here
Number of redundancies still unknown
he number of voluntary redundancies at Mouchel is yet to be announced. All of the firm's 600 staff have been asked to consider reduced hours, unpaid leave, voluntary redundancy, or early/flexible retirement in response to Government and council spending cuts. Read More Here 
British Gas warns further job losses possible as it makes 850 redundancies
Parent company Centrica revises profit forecasts as gas consumption falls in autumn heatwave Read More Here 
56 full-time posts set to be axed at Cumbria police
Police chiefs today confirmed the latest in a programme of civilian staff redundancies as part of wider-reaching measures to cut costs at Cumbria Constabulary. Read More Here 
Lancashire BAE job losses ‘can’t be stopped' fear
Redundancies at BAE Systems “probably won’t be stopped” even if a deal with the Indian Government is struck, according to trade union officials.   Read More Here
Employment recovery will be slow and painful
Bad credit repair may be a necessity for some individuals who face financial difficulties brought about by redundancy. Read More Here
Renewed hope for Cromer Crab Company
Fresh hope has been offered to the threatened Cromer Crab Company as plans to secure production of the iconic crustacean in town have been upped - but campaigners have warned redundancies are likely. Read More Here 
Insurer Aviva says 384 jobs to go in Bristol
(Reuters) - Aviva Plc, Britain's second-biggest insurer, said it planned to shed 384 jobs following the expiry of a life and savings joint venture with Royal Bank of Scotland. Read More Here 
Liverpool John Lennon Airport strike threat as Servisair baggage handling staff plan walkout
 Liverpool John Lennon airport passengers are facing strike misery as baggage handlers are set to walk out next week. Read More Here  
ITV News - Army redundancies row
As the Queen honours the fallen at the Cenotaph ceremony later, the Ministry of Defence is forced to distance itself from proposals to sack thousands of injured soldiers. Watch the video here 
UK unemployment has reached 2.62 million
says the Office for National Statistics. Youth unemployment reached a record high of 1 million. Read More Here 
Council meeting: Peterborough NHS Trust may lose up to 300 jobs
Up to 300 jobs at the trust which runs Peterborough City Hospital could be axed as part of cost cutting measures.  Read More Here
Accept pay cuts or face redundancy, care staff told
Social care staff at housing association Family Mosaic will be told to accept "massive" pay cuts or lose their jobs.  Read More Here
Council leader warns of redundancies due to budget cuts
Union bosses believe an estimated 500 jobs are to be lost at Bradford Council as letters have been sent to employees warning of further cutbacks. Read More Here 
Jobs to be cut at Locks Heath Co-operative supermarket
Nine jobs are to be cut at The Co-operative supermarket in Locks Heath as part of a review of the business country-wide. Read More Here 
Public sector pensions: Civil servants vote to strike
Senior civil servants have voted to join industrial action to protest against changes to public sector pensions. Read More Here 
Outrage at Defra job cut payouts
The ministry that oversees the countryside has managed to spend £70 million on redundancy payments at the same time as recruiting 600 new staff – despite a jobs freeze. Read More Here 
Jobs market 'slow, painful contraction' predicted
The UK labour market faces a "slow, painful contraction" with firms delaying recruitment of more staff, a key report suggests. Read More Here 
MoD deny wounded Army troops are facing redundancy
The Ministry of Defence have denied reports that the Army could make 2,500 wounded soldiers redundant in cost-cutting procedures.  Read More Here
Three main airports to cut 150 jobs in new Dublin Airport Authority plan
Up to 150 jobs are to go as part of new cuts at the country’s three main airports at Dublin, Cork and Shannon.  Read More Here
Unions angry at controversial plans to cut staff jobs at University of Northampton
Senior managers at The University of Northampton have been accused of “favouritism” and acting in an “unethical, immoral and potentially unlawful manner” by a union leader.  Read More Here
Army redundancies row
As the Queen honoured the fallen at the Cenotaph ceremony earlier, the Ministry of Defence was being forced to distance itself from proposals to sack thousands of injured soldiers. Read More Here 
Independent journalists demand lifting of job cuts threat
Journalists at The Independent are planning to hold a strike ballot unless management withdraws a threat to make some staff compulsorily redundant Read More Here 
Sheffield City Council propose 690 job cuts
Up to 690 jobs could be cut at Sheffield City Council as it looks to make savings. Read More Here 
Global firm planning UK redundancies
A proportion of employees at Cunningham Lindsey UK have been advised they are at risk of redundancy in the near future, it has emerged. According to the Post Online, the global loss-adjusting company has had to inform 72 of its 1,956 members of staff across Britain - around 3.6 per cent - they may lose their jobs because of the weak state of Read More...
Railway firm to make 14 redundant
KNORR-Bremse in Melksham has announced it will be making 14 people redundant. Read More Here 
Birmingham City Council leader apologies to staff for stress caused by redundancy programme
Stephen Hughes, the chief executive of Birmingham City Council has issued an extraordinary personal apology to “angry” local authority staff for the stress they are under as a result of an unprecedented redundancy and public spending cuts programme.  Read More Here
RBS makes cuts in DCM/sales/trading teams
LONDON, Nov 10 (IFR) - Royal Bank of Scotland has put one of its most senior EMEA bankers, Eamonn Price, on an "at risk" redundancy list as it makes cuts within various investment banking businesses in a bid to save costs. Read More Here 
600 more jobs to be axed at Sheffield Council
As many as 600 more jobs are set to be lost at Sheffield Council during the next financial year as part of £50 million cuts - which trade unions predict will hit frontline services. Read More Here 
Hundreds of staff fear redundancies at Lincoln firm Mouchel
Hundreds of staff at one of Lincoln's biggest employers are at risk of redundancy. Mouchel has just ended talks with all 600 of its workers because it faces "budgetary challenges". Read More Here 
Testing times for lab staff as they face redundancies
A Burton laboratory firm has announced it will be axing some of its workers to cope with ‘difficult market conditions’.  Read More Here
Redundancy ‘a major cause of debt problems’
Those with credit card debt and owing money in other ways may suddenly find they go from being comfortable with their borrowing to unable to cope at all due to redundancy, according to a finance charity. Read More Here
Standard Life to cut 95 jobs in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Insurer Standard Life has announced plans to cut 95 jobs from its customer services division. Read More Here 
Jones Lang LaSalle has started consultation with staff across the UK over an unspecified number of redundancies.
In a brief statement on Tuesday, JLL, which acquired rival King Sturge earlier this year, said: "Jones Lang LaSalle confirms that in light of the current financial and economic climate, it has taken the extremely difficult but necessary decision to make a limited number of redundancies affecting employees in our UK business. Read More Read More...
Harrogate International Centre jobs at risk
Further jobs are under threat at a conference centre in North Yorkshire because of council budget cuts. Thirty-nine positions out of 90 at Harrogate International Centre (HIC) were axed earlier this year. Read More Here 
Standard Life cuts 95 customer service jobs
Standard Life has proposed to cut 95 members of staff from its UK customer service department. Read More Here 
MBNA cuts 150 more jobs in Chester and creates 1,000
Up to 1,000 new jobs are to be created at Bank of America's MBNA site in Chester with the creation of a new technology centre. The bank has also announced the loss of 150 jobs in its Europe Card department in the city, which it said it hoped to achieve through voluntary redundancies. Read More Here 
Prison Service hopes over 500 prison officers over 50 will retire early
The Prison Service has published details of a redundancy scheme that will cost around £60m over the next two years. Justice Minister David Ford said it is hoped that more than 500 prison officers aged over 50 will volunteer to retire early. Read More Here 
Rescuing your career
Women in the Cambridge area are being urged to have the courage to do what many desperately want – and change career. Read More Here 
Riot Over Redundancies
A Salford Star Exclusive Pupil protests, exclusions and mayhem as over a dozen Oasis teachers made redundant. Read More Here  
MBNA seeks 100 redundancies
Credit card company MBNA announced today that it is seeking the voluntary redundancy of 100 staff members at its base in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim. Bank of America, which owns MBNA, is trying to sell the business, which employs 700 people in Co Leitrim Read More Here 
Centrepoint staff vote to strike over plans for redundancies and pay cuts
Twenty of 88 Unite members among the 212 staff took part in the ballot, with 11 in favour Members of the union Unite at the homelessness charity Centrepoint have voted to strike over plans to cut pay and make staff redundant. Read More Here 
Learning through the Tutor Doctor UK franchise
Christine Fowler made a complete career change when she moved from being a legal secretary to running a home tutoring franchise. Read More Here 
Six editorial jobs under threat at Brighton Argus
Newsquest is proposing to make up to six journalists redundant at the Brighton Argus, according to a local news website set up by the paper’s former deputy editor Frank le Duc. A report on the Brighton and Hove News said those at risk of redundancy have been invited to a staff meeting this afternoon to discuss their future. Read More Read More...
Orange announces further job cuts following T-Mobile merger
MORE jobs could go at the Bristol offices of mobile phone company Orange. About 550 positions are due to be axed in four centres across the country, the company announced yesterday. Read More Here 
More redundancies are looming at Scottish banks, but it's really not that bad
 After threatening to reach pre-crisis levels again, employment in Scotland's banking sector suddenly looks a lot more precarious. Lloyds Banking Group is in the midst of another round of redundancies that will eventually see 15,000 jobs lost (a move which will inevitably affect Scotland), RBS is looking at new cost efficiencies and Read More...
Brintons accepts 16 voluntary redundancies
Kidderminster carpet maker Brintons has accepted 16 voluntary redundancies as it prepares to axe 75 jobs and quit its town centre premises.  Read More Here
Newsflash National Assessor Demand
 You have recently enquired about becoming an assessor, if you are still not sure if this is the career for you then maybe we can convince you?       This sector has never been so busy! There has never been a better time to become an assessor! We are being approached on a daily basis by private training Read More...
Leicestershire council and union 'still talking' over cuts
Talks over changes to terms and conditions for Leicestershire County Council staff have been extended. Read More Here 
Veriplast in Durham to move production to Holland
Staff at a County Durham factory face redundancy or relocation to Holland. Read More Here 
Wirral & Chester RSPCA staff asked to volunteer for redundancy as charity’s financial struggles continue
THE RSPCA’s Animal Centre in Wallasey is making further cuts and asking staff to volunteer for redundancy as its financial struggles continue. Read More Here 
Nottinghamshire County Council announces extra £12m cuts
An extra £12m of budget cuts for the next two years has been announced by Nottinghamshire County Council. It follows an announcement last year that 3,000 redundancies would have to be made to help achieve savings of £154m by 2014. Read More Here 
Hull College staff cuts 'will hit students' ‒ up to 80 could go
Union officials say losing a "big chunk" of staff from Hull College is likely to hit students. The college needs to make up to 80 staff redundant following Government budget cuts, although bosses hope the vast majority will be through a voluntary scheme. Read More Here 
Weaving redundancies call
THE Korean owners of tweed and tartan weavers Lochcarron of Scotland are seeking to shed jobs at the company’s Selkirk site. TheSouthern understands that about eight jobs are on the line after a notice appeared at the Dunsdale Road factory last week inviting expressions of interest in voluntary redundancies. Read More Here 
Hull College to make 79 redundancies
college in East Yorkshire is set to cut 79 jobs as it looks to save £1.7m. Hull college, which employs 2,000 people, said it needs to make redundancies across its centres in Hull, Goole and Harrogate. Read More Here 
Redundancies For Tesco
UK – Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket, is to make a string of redundancies within the general merchandising division of the company. Read More Here 
Minister: Health staff to be offered redundancy
 Local health-care workers are to be offered voluntary redundancy and early retirement packages in an attempt to save the health service money. Read More Here
Manager claims racial discrimination and unfair dismissal in redundancy proceedings
A manager at a Cardiff depot has claimed he was discriminated against in redundancy proceedings because of his race. Read More Here  
County increases redundancy offer - UNISON reaction
Somerset County Council hopes improved redundancy terms will break a stand-off with staff.  Read More Here
Birmingham City Council in ‘landmark’ union deal
Collective agreement on redundancies allows ‘sophisticated’ planning, says HR director Birmingham City Council has signed a landmark redundancy agreement with trade unions that has enabled a “more sophisticated” approach to workforce planning during budget cuts, PM has learned. Read More Here 
Thomas Cook UK cabin crew resist redundancies
Thomas Cook Airlines UK (MT) cabin crew members of the Unite union voted to take industrial action over the company’s redundancy plans. The vote followed a breakdown of talks with the company's management over its refusal to improve redundancy terms, Unite said. MT intends to cut 498 cabin crew positions and eliminate the rank of Read More...
University of Northampton staff feel ‘angry upset and frightened’ at compulsory redundancies
A consultation on plans to cut dozens of jobs at The University of Northampton has left staff affected by the proposal feeling “angry, frightened and upset”, a Unison representative says. Read More Here 
Aviva set to make 1,000 redundant
The insurance company Aviva is cut almost 1,000 job in the Republic, the company announced on Wednesday. Read More Here 
Darwen coatings firm making 10 shopfloor redundancies
A Darwen coatings company is to shed 20 per cent of its workforce. Read More Here 
Redundancy workshop on offer
The latest series of meetings for Droitwich business people who are looking to get back on the employment ladder kicks off on Thursday (October 27).  Read More Here
Focus demise blamed as beds company forced to lay off workers
Employees at Norian Beds in Trowbridge turned up for work as normal on Monday – only to be told that the company, and their jobs, no longer existed. Read More Here 
Concern over Surrey Police job losses
REDUNDANCIES among Surrey Police fell in the last financial year compared to the previous year when police job losses were the heaviest in the country, according to information released this week. Read More Here  
Over 90 Midland travel jobs face axe
Nearly 100 Midland travel jobs face the axe in another major blow to industry, it has been revealed. The management of the new joint venture between the Co-operative Group Travel, Midlands Co-op Travel and Thomas Cook have announced the start of consultation on 300 potential redundancies, including 13 at Lichfield and 82 at Burslem in Read More...
Employees turned away as bed company closes
 STAFF at Trowbridge bed manufacturer Norian turned up at the factory on Monday to be told they were out of work as the company had been forced to close. Read More Here
Ballyclare retailer of 40 years in administration
A retail business which has operated in Ballyclare for 40 years has been placed into administration. Read More Here 
‘We Will Not Rush Redundancies,’ Says Council Boss
 Compulsory redundancies at a council will not be rushed, a meeting heard.Barrow Borough Council’s chief executive, Tom Campbell, has reiterated the authority will do everything it can to avoid cutting people’s jobs. Read More Here
The Times and Sunday Times cut 150 editorial posts
Casual staff worst hit by News International announcement, and compulsory redundancies not ruled out at the Times Read More Here 
150 Carlisle benefits staff facing redundancy as centre set to close
All 150 workers at a government office in Carlisle which specialises in helping the unemployed have been declared “surplus”. Read More Here 
Redundancy costs
CASH-STRAPPED council chiefs yesterday defended their actions in forking out more than £14million on voluntary redundancy payments over the past two years. Read More Here 
Police to lose 18,000 jobs by 2015
Unison revealed yesterday the shocking picture of police cuts across Britain, with 18,000 jobs expected to disappear by 2015. Read More Here 
Redundancy process begins at Co-operative Travel
A 90-day redundancy consultation process has begun at The Co-operative Travel following the completion of the joint venture with Thomas Cook. Read More Here 
Police Cuts Have Already Resulted In 3,000 Redundancies, Unison Claims
More than seven times as many police officers were made redundant in 2010-11 as cuts to police budgets started to impact on staff numbers, according to union figures. Up to 2,557 officers were made redundant in 2010-11, compared to 348 in 2009-10, according to the numbers gained after a Freedom of Information request by Unison. Read More Read More...
Town redundancy support group to hold next meeting
A SPA-based redundancy support group will hold its next meeting on Thursday, October 27. Members of the ‘Start all over again’ group will meet between 7 and 9pm at the Chateau Impney Hotel. Read More Here 
Redundancy for 240 Discover Leisure workers, 25 in York
THE majority of employees of caravan retailer Discover Leisure have been made redundant. Read More Here 
Allied Bakeries to axe production at Gateshead plant
More than 100 jobs could be cut at a bakery firm on Tyneside following a review of the company's operations. Read More Here 
Aviva announcement on job cuts today
Aviva Insurance is expected to announce 850 redundancies and the outsourcing of 300 other staff today. Read More Here 
Council spent £11m on staff redundancies
Aberdeen City Council has spent more than £11million on redundancy payments in the last two-and-a-half years. Read More Here 
Yeovil MP’s meeting over BAE Systems redundancies
The chief executive of BAE Systems has assured Yeovil MP David Laws that the Yeovil site, where almost half the workforce could lose their jobs, will be given “every opportunity to obtain new work, at home and abroad". Read More here 
Tram company redundancy costs expected to top £2m
NINE of the 29 staff left at Edinburgh’s tram delivery firm, Tie, are due to take voluntary redundancy within four weeks, with redundancy costs topping £2 million. Read more here 
SPT discusses cutting up to 65 jobs from Glasgow Subway
Proposals which could lead to the loss of up to 65 jobs from the Glasgow Subway system will be discussed later. Read more here 
Up to 60 staff could face redundancy
THE management at Hayden’s Bakeries in Devizes is confident the company can keep redundancies to below 60 following financial issues. Read more here 
Hard-up MoD spends £9million on recruitment... despite laying off staff in cost cutting measures
The Ministry of Defence has spent £9 million recruiting soldiers, sailors and airmen despite laying off personnel in all three services, it emerged last night. Read more here 
Staffordshire building company Linford ceases trading
 A Staffordshire construction company has ceased trading with the loss of 240 jobs. The Linford Group Ltd, which carried out specialist work in the construction industry across the UK, had been in business for 40 years. Read more here
Newquay beach activities firm 'facing insolvency'
A company which runs activities at a beach in Newquay is facing insolvency, BBC Cornwall has learnt. Staff employed by Lusty Glaze Ltd - registered in Hampshire - have been given redundancy notices. Read more here 
Patients lose fight as redundancy notices issued at Handsworth GP surgery
Patients angry over controversial changes to their GP service have lost their fight after redundancy notices were handed to surgery staff Read more here 
Redundancy talks set to start at power station
Disheartened workers at Lynn Power Station look set to lose their jobs in April. Energy giant Centrica, which operates the huge plant at the Willows Business Park in Saddlebow, announced in August that it was reviewing the future of all its gas-powered stations in England and Wales. Read more here  
Greater Manchester Police staff to receive redundancy notices
 More than 200 Greater Manchester Police staff will receive compulsory redundancy notices on Monday. Read more here
Helicopter maker AgustaWestland to cut 375 jobs
Up to 375 jobs will be cut by helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland after a drop in business from the Ministry of Defence. Read more here 
50 jobs to go at Portsmouth based business
Engineers and support staff at Portsmouth’s Astrium satellite firm are to be out of a job by Christmas.  Read more here
Redundancies confirmed at registration service
A council has announced job losses in the service that deals with births, deaths and marriages — with 14 staff currently being ‘supported through the redundancy process’. Read more here 
Pay cut and redundancy at Newhaven company
A NEWHAVEN company says it has cut salaries and made one person redundant after Lewes District Council stopped using it. Read more here 
Council services may be hit if Daventry can’t balance the books with staff cuts
Daventry District Council’s managing director warned there could be “some very difficult decisions” to make if proposed redundancies were not enough to protect frontline services. Read more here 
Stress now commonest cause of long-term sick leave
 Stress at work escalates as employers plan redundancies Managers need to regain trust of employees, says CIPD Read more from The Guardian here
MBNA to cut 400 jobs in Chester
Credit card company MBNA has announced plans to cut 400 jobs at its European Credit Card headquarters in Chester. Read more on BBC News 
Stoke-on-Trent City Council to shed 350 more jobs to cut costs
AT LEAST 350 more job cuts are being planned at Stoke-on-Trent City Council as the authority battles to save up to a further £25 million. Consultation with unions and employees is expected to start next month over the next wave of civic centre redundancies. Read more here 
BAE To Cut 3,000 Jobs In The UK
 BAE Systems announce they are to axe 3,000 jobs in Britain.
Eon To Cut 500 Jobs
 Announced yesterday Eon will cut 500 UK jobs
New Business Aims to Help Unhappy Brits Achieve a Better Work Life
Research from oneworklife suggests that over 5 million* UK workers hate their jobs A new business launches this week which aims to get unhappy Brits out of jobs they hate and embarking on a new career. oneworklife is a new careers advice and training courses provider which aims to help people improve their career and earnings prospects by giving Read More...
NatWest and RBS support franchise job creation programme
NatWest and The Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) have pledged financial support to an innovative programme that will give 50 unemployed Greater Manchester residents the chance to start their own franchise businesses. The banks are providing £150k of sponsorship to FranchisingWorks, which is being piloted in Greater Manchester. The Read More...
Strike ballot over Shropshire Council jobs
Shropshire Council staff are being balloted about industrial action over contractual changes. Read More 
Edinburgh Telford College lecturers end strike action
 Lecturers at Edinburgh's Telford College have called off planned strike action after the threat of compulsory redundancies was lifted. Read More
5,000 UK and Ireland jobs at risk as MBNA credit card division up for sale
MBNA is one of the largest credit card providers in Europe, with some $19bn in loans. It has staff based in Chester and Carrick-on-Shannon   Read More 
More Than 1,000 People To Lose Their Jobs Every 24 Hours
“A new report has revealed that many people in the UK may be facing redundancy, with more than 1,000 likely to lose their jobs every 24 hours. See www.creditaction.org.uk   
Better package for Vodafone staff
Staff at the Vodafone call centre in Dundalk have won an agreement with employers after months of negotiations over proposed job cuts, The Argus has learned. The Communication Workers Union ( CWU), which represents the majority of staff who were facing redundancy, are close to finalising a deal. 'We have come to an agreement with Rigney Read More...
Lloyds TSB announces 40 job cuts to hit Cardiff
 Lloyds Banking Group has announced around 40 job losses for Wales, most of which will affect workers in Cardiff. The cuts come as part of a wider reorganisation which will lead to 1,300 job reductions across the UK. The restructure will affect the group's functions, retail, group operations and wealth & international Read More...
Compulsory redundancies announced at Welsh titles
Publisher Trinity Mirror has made seven senior reporters redundant at its Celtic newspaper series in Wales. The move follows the recent announcement of 22 job losses at the company’s Media Wales division which publishes the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and Celtic weeklies. Read More 
The Sun plans to cut half Buzz magazine's staff
About half the 20 journalists employed by Buzz, the Sun's Saturday TV listings and celebrity magazine, are facing redundancy after News International decided to radically redesign the supplement. Buzz will become a smaller listings title following News International's decision to insert Fabulous, the award-winning magazine previously Read More...
Rise in stay-at-home mothers during recession blamed on cuts in state funding for childcare
 The number of women choosing to be stay-at-home mothers has increased during the recession, research suggested yesterday. Public sector redundancies have disproportionately affected women, according to the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank. It found that 260,000 women have been jobless for more than 12 months, and said Read More...
Compulsory redundancies announced at Welsh titles
Publisher Trinity Mirror has made seven senior reporters redundant at its Celtic newspaper series in Wales. The move follows the recent announcement of 22 job losses at the company’s Media Wales division which publishes the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and Celtic weeklies. Read More 
Scots bankruptcies on the rise as recession hits home
Accountants warn figures could get worse as public sector redundancies start to filter through. The number of people going bankrupt in Scotland is increasing, despite a falling trend south of the border. Figures from accountancy firm PKF said 5319 people went bust in Scotland during the second quarter of 2011, while the number of businesses Read More...
Women ‘worst hit’ by redundancies
More than one in four unemployed women have been out of work for longer than a year, with some being better off staying at home because of cuts to childcare tax credits, a report has showed. A total of 260,000 women in the UK have been jobless for more than 12 months despite total unemployment falling slightly, analysis by think tank IPPR Read More...
Working women being made housewives in Britain?
Women employees in Britain are being driven out of workplace and back into the home as public sector cuts bite, a report here has warned. According to the statistics by the reputed Institute of Public Policy Research, a British think tank, has observed a sharp rise in redundancies among women employees. Read More 
Seven compulsory redundancies at Media Wales
Seven senior reporters at Trinity Mirror’s Celtic newspaper series have been issued with compulsory redundancy notices. When they leave the company next month six senior reporters and five trainees will be left to cover the seven weekly titles. The cuts are part of plans unveiled last month to axe 22 editorial jobs, including eight from Read More...
Scottish Coupar Angus factory workers face redundancy
Many workers at a factory in Scotland may wish to consult a specialist regarding employment law. This is because 115 staff members at the Coupar Angus Poultry plant in Perthshire are facing redundancy, the Scotland Courier reports.  Read More
Centrepoint staff to hold strike ballot over proposed restructure
Union Unite says the homelessness charity 'has not given a clear picture' over redundancies and pay cuts Staff at the homelessness charity Centrepoint will vote later this month on whether to take industrial action in a dispute over proposed pay cuts and redundancies Read More 
Redundancies made within sales team of The Daily Mail
The Daily Mail is understood to have made redundancies within its Scottish sales team, with its Manchester team also thought to be affected. The newspaper’s Scottish sales manager Tony Sondh has left the company, with four or five others also part of the consultation process within the sales team. Read More 
Redundancy costs take their toll on services group Mouchel
 PROFESSIONAL services group Mouchel said today it remains confident in its medium and long term prospects, but revealed higher debts due to restructuring and redundancy payments. In a trading update ahead of its annual results announcement in October it said it is trading in line with expectations. Orders are strong, at £1.4bn, and Read More...
Jobs under threat at Barry power station
THIRTY-TWO employees could face redundancy after a Barry power station's bosses confirmed it had halted output and was reviewing its options. Workers at the Centrica station, based on Sully Moors Road, were informed of the situation last week. Read More 
Eight TJ Hughes stores to close in north west - 300 redundancies
They are among a total of 22 branch closures nationwide, leading to 1,061 redundancies, announced by the Manchester-based joint administrators of the stricken retailer. Read More 
Banks be warned: more people will challenge redundancy selection
Despite the fact that a lot of banks are making deepish cuts, being selected for redundancy is never nice. If your severance package is good enough, you may accept the decision with good grace. If it's not, you need to make sure you were chosen fairly. Employment lawyers are already anticipating a new raft of litigation cases from disgruntled Read More...
Concerned about losing your job in Newcastle? Just move to Mumbai
Minister tells outsourced call-centre workers they should take work on the subcontinent. During the Thatcher government, Norman Tebbit coined a phrase for the age when he advised the unemployed to do what his father did and "get on their bikes and look for work". The rail minister Theresa Villiers is now being accused of bringing the Read More...
Jobs blow as 115 face redundancy at Coupar Angus poultry factory
Perthshire was dealt a major jobs blow with the news 115 workers at a poultry factory face redundancy. Read More 
Frontline services will be affected
UNION chiefs believe that job cuts at Bedford Borough Council will affect frontline services as the cost of redundancy payments hit the £1million mark. The Unison union, which is representing the affected workers, claimed this week that, although they believe council bosses are listening, cuts to frontline services would be inevitable. 87 Read More...
Up to 50 redundancies announced at Crawford
Crawford & Company has confirmed that following a business review it expected to make up to 50 roles redundant across central support services and Crawford General Insurance. The claims management company stated that the move was designed to respond to changing market conditions and ensure resources were correctly allocated across the UK Read More...
Jobs threat at Vion processing plant in Coupar Angus
More than 100 jobs are at risk at a poultry processing plant after the company announced it wanted to "re-structure" its operations. Food group Vion said the changes could potentially result in redundancies at the Coupar Angus plant, which the company bought in 2008. Despite multi-million pound investment at the factory, the site is Read More...
The £25m cost of council payouts
Councils across the West have made more than 1,500 staff redundant in the past year – and paid them almost £25 million in compensation, the Daily Press can reveal. Some of them have paid out nearly £100,000 to more senior staff who left because of the cuts, although the average sum was £15,545. The Daily Press sent Read More...
Staggering Redundancy Payouts
Families face bills of £800 each to pay for the Government getting rid of 600,000 civil servants – and the total cost to taxpayers will hit £20billion by 2016. Labour said the “staggering” redundancy payouts – at a current average of £40,000 – will anger working families. Cabinet Office Minister Read More...
GPs facing redundancy given three months to prove they are cost-effective
GPs facing redundancy given three months to prove they are cost-effective Read More 
Preston printing firm announces redundancies
Pindar Preston has announced that almost half of its employees are to be made redundant following an administration order from KPMG. There are currently 72 employees at the Preston branch of Pindar, based in Bamber Bridge. KPMG announced recently that 31 of these employees are set to be made redundant. Pindar is currently had traditionally Read More...
429 posts could go at Essex County Council
MORE than 400 more jobs could be lost at Essex County Council as the authority tries to kickstart “New Ways of Working”. County Hall revealed last week it was looking at scrapping 429 posts as part of an ongoing drive to cut costs by £300million a year. Finance bosses say they are halfway to their target and have so far lost Read More...
Fears over district health services and jobs in £13m cuts package
Health chiefs in the Bradford district will this week announce a major cuts package which will cost jobs and services. Health improvement services run by NHS Bradford and Airedale are understood to bear the brunt with between 40 to 60 per cent of community development posts thought to be earmarked for redundancy. Read More 
Factory workers to be paid off after fire
Workers at an award-winning local company have been issued with redundancy notices after a blaze which killed a 37 year-old man. The 35 workers at Duns food factory, Wicken Fen, were this week issued with the redundancy notices. Wicken Fen co-owner Paul Weeks, of Berwick, said the company had “no choice” but to enter a 30-day Read More...
West Midlands Police offer 2,000 civilian staff redundancy
A cash-strapped police force looking to save £126 million has invited up to 2,000 civilian staff to quit their jobs, it was claimed last night. West Midlands Police has drawn up cost-cutting measures to make the huge savings over the next three years. It had already planned to lose a total of 2,200 officers and civilian posts in a bid to Read More...
A quarter of Brits ditch summer holidays to save jobs
Unemployment and redundancies are still a real fear for many of us, but it seems that now we're taking our worry to new extremes. New research from swiftcover.com's Life Index has revealed that 24 percent of us are not taking a summer holiday this year, because of financial pressures and fear of being made redundant. Read More 
Civil servants' golden handshakes cost taxpayer £1bn
Civil servants made redundant because of Coalition cuts are receiving average redundancy payouts of more than £40,000 – four times those in the private sector, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found. Read More 
First Pindar redundancies announced, £6m creditor deficit revealed
Administrators at KPMG have made 31 of the 72 employees at Pindar Preston redundant. A spokeswoman for KPMG said the administrators were continuing to trade the business while seeking a sale. KPMG also confirmed to PrintWeek that trade creditors of the group were owed in excess of £6m, and that it was too early to say whether there would Read More...
Blackburn-based defence firm to shed jobs
A BLACKBURN defence firm is to shed almost 10per cent of its workforce in a cost-cutting measure. Cobham Defence Communications said the majority of the 19 redundancies will come from its manufacturing side. Read More 
Communisis announces redundancies at Orchestra Bristol
UK marketing communications group, Communisis has revealed that some of its 122 employees from Orchestra Bristol will be made redundant. The announcement follows Communisis buying the Bristol-based marketing company out of administration in June. However, according to the South West Insider, a number of jobs will be cut following a Communisis Read More...
Jobs axed as MGM crashes
BURTON has been hit by a new wave of redundancies as a long-standing business announced it had gone bust after years of battling the recession. Shocked workers at MGM Trading were told to go home after a meeting with management yesterday morning. The 25 employees were handed redundancy notices and told the liquidators had been called in. The Read More...
BBC to cut PR team by nearly 25%
Corporation seeks £4m in savings from department this financial year as part of 'Delivering Quality First' initiative. The BBC is to cut the size of its 185-strong PR and communications department by almost a quarter, as part of a drive to make £4m in savings as part of the "Delivering Quality First" initiative in Read More...
140 NHS jobs face axe as services are merged in Leicestershire
More than 140 jobs are to be lost in a merger of NHS services. Union officials said they were disappointed redundancies were being considered by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Trust managers have estimated 143 jobs could go in the shake-up, with the redundancies costing it about £8 million. The trust, which used to have Read More...
Cornwall print firm Wyndeham cuts 58 job
Nearly 60 jobs are expected to go at a printing firm in St Austell, Cornwall. Wyndeham Press Group, which took over St Ives Roche in April, blamed increasing costs of raw materials and falling orders. It is proposing to make 58 redundancies at the site which will affect all departments and a 30-day consultation process has started. In May the Read More...
45 comms roles to go at BBC
The BBC is set to lose around 45 communications posts as part of cost cutting measures being carried out by the corporation. The redundancies have been confirmed by the BBC, although 30 will be lost due to a redundancy process, with another 15 not being replaced once those in position depart. It is understood that the consultation process is now Read More...
West Sussex County Council pays millions in redundancy
Millions of pounds are being spent on making council officers redundant. West Sussex County Council spent more than £21 million in the last two years on “termination benefits” in a bid to reduce its workforce. Despite shedding 316 jobs so far this year the authority has seen the number of its staff being paid more than Read More...
Redundancy fears sweep the UK employment sector
A number of redundancy advisory businesses have announced a major increase in enquiries from the UK public as more and more people face the threat of job losses in the short to medium term. While there are a number of plans open to those who lose their jobs or have their income severely reduced, this is the first time we have seen a substantial Read More...
Unpaid leave bid to curb redundancies
COUNCIL workers have agreed to unpaid leave in a bid to prevent redundancies. Fylde Council hopes the initiative will avoid the need for more compulsory job cuts as it bids to save £400,000 a year. Town hall staff have agreed to take five days’ unpaid leave a year – equivalent to a two per cent pay cut – although one Read More...
Royal Mail plans for 16,000 redundancies
t has been revealed that secret plans by the Royal Mail could see up to 16,000 jobs at the company under threat in the short term. The revelations, so far denied by directors of the Royal Mail, show an overall intention to save approaching £500 million from the company's cost base. Many consider the government's plans to sell off Read More...
Unions hope deal will stop Lambeth library job losses
Union workers at Lambeth's libraries have said they are on course to secure a deal which would protect their service and avoid future job losses. Library staff cancelled strike action last week following "concessions" from the council regarding redundancies. Lambeth branch secretary for Unison, Jon Rogers, said the deal was Read More...
UBS needs to make around 1,250 investment banking redundancies, or could just get rid of 50% of its traders
 Why is UBS’s investment bank so maligned? A brief look at its profitability in the second quarter holds the answer: while other banks (Deutsche/BAML) rely on their investment banks as great big generators of profits, UBS doesn’t. Its investment bank is a bit player on its profits production line. In the second quarter, Read More...
Golden goodbyes in NHS pay-offs
Workers have been given ‘golden goodbyes’ of nearly £40,000 on average by the NHS in central Lancashire, it was revealed today. Unions have criticised the redundancy pay-offs as a “waste of money” and claimed the staff should have been redeployed to directly benefit patient care. Thirty-one staff have been made Read More...
Over 400 jobs under threat at Essex County Council
MORE than 400 jobs are under threat at Essex County Council this week. The Conservative authority says it is half-way to achieving the £300m savings target set under its ambitious Transformation Programme, but as part of this review, the council is continuing to move forward - and has proposed changes which may axe 429 posts. Read Read More...
RDA job cuts cost £1.8m and rising
REDUNDANCY payouts to staff from the doomed South West Regional Development Agency, which was tasked with boosting the county and region's economy cost taxpayers nearly £1.8 million last year. Two senior officials are receiving "golden goodbyes" of almost £150,000 as the agency is wound down. Read More 
Army 'faces further redundancies'
A senior Army chief has warned of a fresh wave of redundancies that will wipe out entire battalions and regiments, a leaked letter to commanding officers has revealed. General Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff (CGS), said an additional 5,000 soldiers will be made redundant on top of the 7,000 the Government has already announced. That will Read More...
Merseyside Fire Service to shed 103 jobs to save £3.7m
More than 100 jobs are to be axed from the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service to make savings of of £3.7m over three years. The losses are part of a £9m budget reduction imposed by the fire authority in February to meet government cuts to its grants. Second pumps at five fire stations will be mothballed as part of the savings. The Read More...
Bulk of Herts County Council redundancies already made
THE "majority" of redundancies at Hertfordshire County Council have already been made, its deputy leader has said. Last year, the Mercury revealed council plans to slash at least one in 10 of its 11,000-strong non-school workforce in a bid to save £30m over three years. With the process to shed 1,100 employees well underway, Cllr Read More...
50 jobs to go at Basildon Academies
MORE than 50 jobs are set to go at the troubled #Basildon Academies. Union bosses have described the loss of the support staff as “carnage” and said it should be a warning to the Government that academies don’t work. Dave Powell, GMB regional organiser, said: “This notice of redundancy at Basildon Academies is a warning Read More...
Why Goldman's redundancies could be 30% higher than it suggested. And BAML might make cuts too
If you're working at Goldman Sachs, you may be thinking that the estimated 1,000 redundancies due to be implemented this year are proportionately light. However, the real figure is likely to be decidedly more than this, and Western markets could be hit hardest. In actual fact the bank is targeting $1.2bn in cost reductions, but it's Read More...
Exclusive: £150m cost of 6,500 public sector lay-offs in Yorkshire
MORE than £150m has been spent laying off 6,500 public sector employees in Yorkshire over the past two years. Another £58m has already been budgeted this year in anticipation of another 3,500 jobs going by next spring as Government spending cuts bite. Some senior staff who have been made redundant left with six-figure severance Read More...
City bosses face redundancy to save £1 million
Senior managers at Plymouth City Council are expected to face 20 per cent redundancies in an effort to save more than £1million. At a Support Services and Overview Scrutiny Panel meeting it was revealed that the council had been forced to make cuts as part of a three-year financial plan. The restructuring is expected to see 20 per cent of Read More...
Union demands talks with administrator after shock TJ Hughes redundancies in Liverpool
 UNIONS leaders are demanding talks with the administrators of TJ Hughes after 116 jobs were axed without notice yesterday. Workers at the Edge Lane distribution centre were summoned by a representative of Ernst & Young at noon and told they had been made redundant with immediate effect. John Gorle, national officer for shop Read More...
British army faces thousands more job losses
 An extra 5,000 British soldiers are reported to be facing losing their jobs by 2015, in addition to the 7,000 redundancies already announced. A letter obtained by the Daily Telegraph said the move would mean the loss of battalions and regiments. The memo was sent by the head of the Army, General Sir Peter Wall, to commanding Read More...
60 staff at Winton and Glenmoor schools meet unions over job cuts
AT least 60 worried staff members at Winton and Glenmoor schools have met with union leaders to discuss ways of saving their jobs. Support and admin staff at the two schools have been placed at risk of redundancy to save money. But union representatives claim more information is needed to ensure the 30-day consultation period is Read More...
Navy and RAF forced to sack hundreds as few volunteer for redundancy
More than 1,000 Royal Navy and RAF personnel will be forced out of their Service after fewer than half the numbers expected agreed to voluntary redundancy, a senior officer has disclosed. Compulsorily redundancies will now be forced on 1,600 servicemen and women - nearly all of whom have served on dangerous operations abroad. The Navy’s Read More...
Jobs at risk in home care privatisation plan at Wrexham
A union is fighting plans by Wrexham council to transfer its home care provision to the private sector. More than 50 jobs could go if the proposals are approved. Affected staff will be offered alternative jobs or voluntary redundancy, the council says. But union officials claim the changes would make the council the first to completely Read More...
Staff leave centres as budget shrinks
TWENTY-ONE full-time staff have already lost their jobs at Stoke-on-Trent's embattled children's centres as £2.25 million is slashed from the budget. A further 12 workers face redundancy as the city council looks to save more than £1 million from the centre's annual staffing costs. Read More 
Voluntary redundancies as Future Publishing focuses on digital
Magazine publisher Future PLC is to cut around 100 jobs based in the UK and worldwide – in a move favouring digital over print. The job losses are expected due to “restructuring” in the company, following a 5 per cent circulation revenue fall in the past nine months. In a statement, it said the websites were performing well and Read More...
Swindon College makes 11 staff redundant
SWINDON College has announced that 11 members of staff have been made redundant as it desperately tries to save cash. As reported in the Adver last month, college bosses began a consultation with staff at the beginning of June following an announcement from the Government that education budgets would have to be slashed. The public sector cuts Read More...
Cash cuts begin to bite Northumbria Police
POLICING cuts have seen vital paper work switched to outside staff. Northumbria Police is expected to reduce its workforce by more than 1,200 posts as Government cuts take effect. The force has already said a recruitment freeze as a result of £34m of Government cuts will see a reduction of more than 160 officers over the next year. But Read More...
Older redundant workers face pay cuts to get back into work
Employees aged over 50 who are made redundant are most likely to have to take a pay cut in order to get a new job, research from equity release company Key Retirement Solutions shows. A nationwide study reveals more than three out of four over-50s made redundant in the past three years took a pay cut to get back into full-time employment with 45 Read More...
Knight Frank staff face redundancies - shutting Liverpool office
Staff at property agents Knight Frank are being consulted over redundancy after the firm announced it was consolidating is north west operations to its Manchester base – shutting its Liverpool office. Nine staff at Liverpool and 30 in Manchester will find out if they will be affected after two-weeks. The decision to consolidate follows a Read More...