The Government has confirmed that the consultation period for 100 or more redundancies will be reduced from 90 days to 45 days. The consultation period for 20-99 redundancies will remain unchanged at 30 days. The draft regulations covering the change come into force on 6 April 2013.
The Government has also stated that it intends to produce new ACAS guidance on collective redundancies. New legislation will ensure that that fixed term contracts, which have reached their expiration point are excluded from consultation.
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