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Redundancy and debt

Where can I get help with redundancy?

If you feel that you need professional and impartial advice about redundancy, we recommend you contact one of the following organisations:

Your Trade Union

If you’re a Union member, speak to your workplace representative or shop steward. If you don’t have workplace representation, contact your Union directly.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

ACAS can help with all employment rights issues. Visit www.acas.org.uk for more information.

Law Centres

Your local law centre can give free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people. Visit www.lawcentres.org.uk to find your nearest law centre.

Civil Legal Advice

Civil Legal Advice can help with employment rights issues in England and Wales. Visit www.communitylegaladvice.org.uk for more information.

The Labour Relations Agency

The LRA can help with all employment rights issues in Northern Ireland. Visit www.lra.org.uk for more information.


This site provides general online advice about redundancy selection, consultation, redundancy pay and notice periods, and an online redundancy calculator. Visit www.gov.uk

Citizens Advice

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau may be able to offer you free and impartial advice. You can find more information and search for your local office at www.citizensadvice.org.uk

If you’re struggling with the emotional effects of redundancy there are various people you can turn to for help:

  • Your GP

    Your GP can assess the nature and extent of your symptoms and can prescribe short-term medication where appropriate or refer you for further help such as counselling.
  • NHS Direct

    Call 111 for advice, or get help online at 111.nhs.uk
  • Samaritans

    Call their 24-hour helpline on 116 123 for confidential emotional support. For more information, visit www.samaritans.org

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