Furlough and voluntary redundancy

CRISPIANNE3 Posts: 1,471
First Anniversary First Post Photogenic Name Dropper
edited 6 September 2020 at 11:10AM in Redundancy & redundancy planning
My partner has been advised today the company my partner works for wants to offer voluntary redundancy to members of staff. The situation is my partner has been furloughed since April on full pay but is now reduced to 90 percent of pay until end of October when the scheme ends.  She has been given two weeks to make a decision.

They have advised she would be. entitled to 3 months notice plus the VR amount. Would the 3 months notice start from when furlough finishes or would the notice period be from once the consultation period finishes. I understand this is a 90 day period. 


  • Thrugelmir
    Thrugelmir Posts: 89,546
    Name Dropper Photogenic First Anniversary First Post
    The consultation period can last 90 days. Not the period from which redundancies start. 
  • It all depends. The business has the right to start notice during furlough or at the end of Oct so it’s important to ask as any VR documentation should outline the terms which can be considered.   If the business plans to make more than 20 redundancies over a 90 day period then collective consultation needs to take place for min 45 days. It sounds like more than 20 positions are at risk and if that’s the case 45 days will be the consultation period my guess could be notice would run from the earlier date - consultation ends if that’s before the end of Oct as VR is an attempt to avoid going through the mandatory selection. 
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post I've helped Parliament
    Statutory consultation 
    20+ 30days
    100+ 45 days.

    For a VR situation they can do what they like as it is mutual termination.
  • getmore4less
    getmore4less Posts: 46,882
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post I've helped Parliament
    Notice starts when you are put on notice of termination. 

    For a VR situation that will be mutual agreement.

    Until you know the package you can't make a decision or start negotiation. 

Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 341.9K Banking & Borrowing
  • 249.7K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.2K Spending & Discounts
  • 234K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 606.2K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 172.5K Life & Family
  • 246.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.8K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards