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The National Careers Service provides information, confidential and impartial advice to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

Skills Health Check is available to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations and help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.You’ll be able to download your report once you’ve completed at least one assessment.

Also available is an A-Z Job Profile database to help you find out what a job involves and if it will suit you.

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Redundancy

Redundancy

WHAT IS REDUNDANCY?

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job. It happens when employers need to reduce their workforce. You must be selected for redundancy in a fair way, e.g. because of your level of experience or capability to do the job.

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YOUR REDUNDANCY RIGHTS

If you’re being made redundant, you should be eligible for certain rights, including redundancy pay, a period of notice with pay, a consultation with your employer, the option to move into a different job and time off to find a new job.

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REDUNDANCY PAY

If your employer operates a Redundancy Scheme you will be entitled to Contractual Redundancy Pay as detailed in your Contract of Employment. Otherwise if you have worked continuously for your employer for at least two years from the age of 16, you are entitled to Statutory Redundancy Pay.

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AFTER REDUNDANCY

Coping with redundancy can be stressful but there are a number of things that can be done to ease the burden of managing your finances. You may be entitled to certain State Benefits as well as Income Tax rebates.

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