Redundancy toolkit

This page is based on the redundancy toolkit created by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership redundancy group.

The toolkit includes links to information, advice and support for both employers and employees in Rutland facing redundancy situations.

Support for both employers and employees

Jobcentre Plus offer a free Rapid Response Service.

You do not need to have already made redundancies or be making large scale redundancies to use this service.


You can also:

Support for employers

Webpages for supporting employers making redundancies

These employer help websites offer advice to help businesses with the challenges associated with COVID-19:

Policies and procedures

Find advice about the procedures you need to follow when making redundancies and what rights your employees have.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce HR Support Forum

If you run a small business, the HR Support Forum can support you with HR guidance during this period of uncertainty. 

The forum works with well known recruitment and HR focused organisations and provides free advice and support on a range of HR topics.

Get support from the Forum

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation offers members access to a number of employment protection services, including an employment advice helpline where you can discuss issues with qualified lawyers.

Support for employees

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) advice

This DWP website is dedicated to supporting jobseekers, where you can search for jobs and get advice.

Find a job

Visit Government's free 'Find a job' service

Universal Credit Support

You can get help and information on how to claim Universal Credit from Citizens Advice:

Visit the Citizens Advice website

Call: 0800 144 8 444 - calls are free, lines open 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday

Visit our help for residents page for other types of financial help

Useful websites



The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has produced redundancy support factsheets:

Support with starting a new business

Whether you're an experienced entrepreneur or a graduate with a great idea, you can find out about the wide range of support available for start-up businesses on the Business Lincolnshire website.

Mental health support

This is a difficult time for employees and employees affected by the COVID pandemic. 

There are a number of sources of support for everyone who needs it.  

Visit our support for mental health page

Download the toolkit

Download the toolkit