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Termination Redundancy Notice of a possible redundancy

Notice of a possible redundancy letter template

Use this model letter to inform an employee of a possible redundancy situation, and the reasons why it is under consideration.

Before starting a redundancy process, you should consider all options to reduce or even avoid redundancies.

For example, you could see if you can:

  • offer voluntary redundancy
  • change working hours
  • move employees into other roles
  • let go of temporary or contract workers
  • limit or stop overtime
  • not hire any new employees

This document is suitable for use in England & Wales and Scotland, and was last reviewed and revised on 9 August 2022

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Notice of a possible redundancy

[Company name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Notice of Possible Redundancies

As part of an ongoing review of the business, we have found it necessary to consider our employment cost base. In order for the business to survive we must adhere to a low cost operating policy to provide the foundations for our ongoing success as a business.

Due to current market conditions and specifically [insert specific conditions], we have to consider different ways in which we can reduce our costs. Unfortunately this could potentially include a number of redundancies.

This letter is to ensure that all employees are fully aware of the reasons for the potential reduction in numbers and for us to inform people at the earliest opportunity. We will shortly be holding consultation meetings on a one-to-one basis with all of our employees to discuss the areas where redundancies may be appl

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Use the templates in this redundancy template library to guide you through the key steps you need to take to make an employee redundant.

By using this redundancy library, you will ensure that your redundancy process is fair and legally compliant, which reduces the chance of any employees taking legal action against you.


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Model termination documents designed to help you manage voluntary and involuntary contract terminations in various scenarios.

Either the employee or the employer can decide to terminate a contract of employment; Employees may terminate their contract by resigning from the employer, and an employer may terminate the contract by dismissing the employee.

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