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This advice explains the procedures for redundancy that you must follow to ensure fair decisions.

When faced with reducing the number of employees, you must consider all the alternatives before deciding that you need to make one or more of your employees redundant. It is a difficult and emotional process, which demands that you handle it correctly. You need to reassure those involved that you will be following a fair and objective procedure, so explain what will happen and the timescales involved and emphasise that you will consider all suggestions that might remove the need for redundancy.

Having a plan will help you manage the redundancy process correctly and know what needs done and when. Involving your practice manager early can make the process easier; they should carry out discussions with your staff, the redundancy process and the consequent restructuring of your practice.