Economic conditions such as those created by the COVID-19 health crisis, mergers or a change in business operations can lead to difficult decisions about staff redundancies. With the furlough scheme due to end in April, join this session for more information and support about redundancy processes, best practice, employee rights and the emotional impact.
This session will allow for anonymous questions to be asked of our expert speakers:
With practical advice on:
Faye Law, Acas Senior Adviser & Conciliator, AcasFaye's role is to promote better and more productive workplaces. Her specialism include conciliation, conflict resolution, best practice management and employee engagement. Faye works with business of all sizes and has led high-profile conciliation across a range of sectors. Faye also has many years of international experience having worked in negotiation and conflict de-escalation within Europe and further afield.
Iain Wright BFP FCA, Director for Business and Industrial Strategy (chair)Iain started his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte before moving to One North East the regional development agency for the North East of England. In 2004 he became Labour Member of Parliament for Hartlepool, having succeeded Peter Mandelson in a by-election. During his time in Parliament Iain was a Minister in Gordon Brown’s Government, first as Minister for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government between 2007 and 2009 and then as Minister for Schools and Apprenticeships in the Department for Children, Schools and Families from 2009 until 2010. In opposition Iain was Shadow Minister for Industry between 2011 and 2015. Following the General Election of 2015, he was elected by the House of Commons to be Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, where he led high profile inquiries into the sale of BHS and working practices at Sports Direct. After deciding to stand down at the 2017 General Election, Iain became Chief Executive of NEPIC, a trade body in chemicals and processing industries in the North East of England. Iain is a Governor of Middlesbrough College and trustee of Kings College London’ Industrial Strategy Advisory Board. He also chairs the policy forum of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Rob Atkins, Head of Workplace Savings & Education at Howden Employee BenefitsRob is Head of Workplace Savings & Education at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing and is ultimately responsible for the workplace pensions proposition and providing employees with education to support their financial wellbeing. Rob has worked in the workplace pension space for 20 years and focuses on governance as key to running a quality pension scheme with well-informed, engaged employees. Rob holds a Diploma in Financial Planning (DipFS) and an Advanced Diploma in pensions.
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Redundancy support for employers and individualsEconomic conditions such as those created by the COVID-19 health crisis, mergers or a change in business operations can lead to difficult decisions about staff redundancies.
Chartered accountants facing redundancyAn overview of managing a redundancy process
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