Job loss and redundancy

You might be told you are at risk of redundancy if your employer has one or more jobs they can't afford or no longer need. Facing redundancy can be stressful and confusing.

Redundancy

If you are worried about money, concerned that you have been discriminated against or that your redundancy is unfair, or need help to claim benefits such as Universal Credit, contact Uttlesford Citizens Advice:

Uttlesford Citizens Advice

If you are worried about money, concerned that you have been discriminated against or that your redundancy is unfair, or need help to claim benefits such as Universal Credit, contact Uttlesford Citizens Advice.

GOV.UK

If you've been made redundant because of coronavirus (COVID-19), your employer might be able to re-employ you and pay 80% of your wages. Your can find more information about your rights if you are made redundant on GOV.UK.

Acas

Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, has information on how your employer must consult you and redundancy pay if you've been on furlough.

Money Saving Expert

There is also a step-by-step guide to redundancy available to on the Money Saving Expert site. This has some detailed information on the current special coronavirus redundancy rules.
 

Looking for work

There are government and other local organisations that can help you find work or gain new skills to get a new job after redundancy.

Jobcentre Plus

The Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response Service can help you:

  • find work
  • write or update your CV
  • get training or new skills

Find out more about the Rapid Response Service on GOV.UK.

Essex County Council

Essex County Council (ECC) runs Essex Opportunities, a site with information about looking and applying for jobs, improving your skills, and services that can support you through redundancy.

ECC 's redundancy support pack provides a straight forward guide to accessing support when facing redundancy.

DevelopMe hub

DevelopMe is a local service that supports you in getting a job, changing career or further developing your skills and personal development.

The Transition Project

The Transition Project in Saffron Walden provides a free service to help anyone looking for work.They offer weekly clinics, with remote but personal support by phone, email, Zoom and Skype.

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