Skip to main content

Company Closures (Consultation)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what recommendation his Department made to companies concerning consultation and period of notice prior to a proposed company closure.

My Department has always encouraged employers to consult employees likely to be affected by redundancies or closures as far in advance as practicable. Any employer who wishes to claim a rebate from the Redundancy Fund for Redundancy Payments is already obliged to give the employment services up to three weeks' notice of his intention. The Employment Protection Bill, which I hope to introduce next month, will include provisions requiring employers to give trade, unions and the Department of Employment substantial periods of advance warning of redundancies.