Should I accept?

Hi all
i have been on furlough since March and lost around £2500 from the scheme in reductions. 
I have worked at said company for 7 years and during this time have built up the customer service team, originally it was just myself but as the company grew I became the Manager of the team of myself and 2 others, expecting to expand further. 
I was informed yesterday that I will be made redundant or rather my role is at risk of redundancy, they are paying the bare minimum of statutory pay which means I get very little despite my long term employment. 
I don’t know what to do... I expected a lot more money from them to be honest and in my opinion it feels like unfair dismissal as I have built the team up from scratch, the others have only been employed for 1.5years and have little experience compared to me. Why would the team remain employed (it’s a small team of 2) over myself who trained them in the first place? Is it because their wages are less? Is this allowed?
i have suffered instances of being bullied at such work previously and it was never dealt with appropriately and I feel like I would like to use this to my advantage but will it just look like retaliation and it’s pointless? 
What happens if I argue to be paid more? 
Can someone please help? :(

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  • JReacher1
    JReacher1 Posts: 4,649
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    It sounds like there are two roles in your team. 

    The team member role which is the two people under you and the team manager role which is you. 

    Although unpleasant it is legal to make the team manager role redundant and this wouldn’t impact your team members as it sounds like that role is not under risk.  Not really sure you have many options with this. 
  • jimpwarsop
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    I'd start job searching.
    Your employer has realized that you arent doing much that justifies
    a) your job title
    b) your salary
    I wouldnt be surprised if one (or both) of your proteges had suggested that they can manage without you, for a raise.
  • Masomnia
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    You could ask to be given one of the two team members role and have them made redundant instead. Likely be a pay cut for you but it might be preferable to being made redundant.
    “I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.” - P.G. Wodehouse
  • RobM99
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    Masomnia said:
    You could ask to be given one of the two team members role and have them made redundant instead. Likely be a pay cut for you but it might be preferable to being made redundant.
    Surely it's a position that's made redundant, not an individual?
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