In July we reported research showing a big rise in people asking for help with employment issues, notably redundancy or jobs at risk. Since then, we’ve looked in more detail at the actual problems.
In June and July, with lockdown easing, a gradual return to work was underway. It came, however, with recognition that no sector would emerge unscathed.
Some organisations might never return to anything like business BC-19. Others, even in essential services with increasing demand, were being forced to work differently and eyeing efficiencies while taking on extra staff. At the same time, sunset clauses in government support schemes came into sharper focus.
It’s no surprise therefore that a broad consensus on jobs and the economy is downbeat. Immediate issues for our clients were the intricacies of furlough and redundancy itself.
There has been a real lack of clarity in many employees’ minds (and perhaps employers’ too) about how furlough is meant to work. Among the issues raised are
The experience of many clients is evidence of huge anxiety and uncertainty. Our post 5 August summarises a typical case and approach taken by our adviser. Issues raised include:
This week the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development published research showing a third of companies planning to cut jobs: See Tweet below. Our trained advisers can help with all redundancy and employment issues: make contact here.
Everyday now we’re helping people with work & redundancy worries. Call Adviceline 03444 111444 or Messageline 01737 931060 to speak to one of our trained advisers https://t.co/1tBY6S9xdS
— Reigate&BansteadCA (@ReigateandBCAB) August 10, 2020