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Advice for Employers

For many of our business owners, we know this is a testing time. However, there is support and guidance available to help you make it through these difficult circumstances.

Business Support Services

Details of business support that is currently available can be found on the Council website.

Business Support 

Making Staff Redundant

Redundancy is when you dismiss an employee because you no longer need anyone to do their job.

You should always try to take steps to avoid redundancies before dismissing staff. Find out more about steps you could take to avoid a redundancy below. 

For a redundancy to be genuine, you must demonstrate that the employee’s job will no longer exist. Redundancies can be compulsory or non-compulsory. If you do have to make redundancies you can get help from Jobcentre Plus. 

About staff redundancy 


Support for Employers from Jobcentre Plus

This site offers a range of advice to help your business overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether you are needing to expand rapidly, or worried about redundancies, you can find advice on next steps and the best ways to support your staff.

Employer Help


Business Advice from Wenta

Award-winning social enterprise, Wenta, provide FREE one-to-one business advice for all types of small businesses and on a wide range of subjects from finance to sales and marketing. This service is available via live chat, in-person, telephone and email. As an independently funded, not-for-profit their business advice is delivered by their expert team of business advisors and is completely impartial.

For business advice, visit to live chat to an advisor (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm) or book your one-to-one, advice appointment here.