There is lots of free advice and guidance available to help individuals and businesses navigate through the redundancy process.  Find information below to help you understand your rights and get support. 

Individual Redundancy Support

Government Redundancy Website - If you are being made redundant, more information on your rights including redundancy pay and time off to find a new job can be found  here

Calculate your statutory redundancy payThis is based on age, weekly pay and number of years in the job.  CALCULATOR

DWP Rapid Response Service can be used during the notice period and up to 13 weeks after redundancy and provides access to Job Centre Plus

Taunton Job Centre Plus: 0300 0793266 

Minehead Job Centre Plus: 0300 046 4722 

Bridgwater Job Centre Plus: 0300 079 5776 

Frome Job Centre Plus: 0300 043 9014 

Yeovil Job Centre Plus: 0300 0820812 

Wells Job Centre: 0300 079 8155


Get Advice

ACAS The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. Helpline: 0300 123 1100

Citizen Advice Useful guide on steps to take for someone being made redundant including entitlements to search for work and money, claiming benefits, advice on debt and making a career change.

Claiming Benefits Information on claiming benefits such as Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit.

Money Saving Expert  Redundancy advice from Money Saving Expert.


Download Individual Redundancy Guides 

Find a job, re-train or gain new skills  - download >
General and financial support download >

Further Information

  • Visit the Employment page for information and links to popular job search sites and details on the types of jobs available in Somerset and the skills you might need.
  • For support on applications, CV writing and job interviews visit the Skills page
  • For financial support and advice visit the debt management page 

Redundancy support for apprentices

Free advice is available for apprentices who have been made redundant.  Call 0800 015 0400 or  click here 

New Opportunities

Being made redundant can be very stressful, but it can also offer new opportunities, like the chance to retrain or work for yourself. 

Business Redundancy Support

If you are considering, or have decided to make, redundancies across your workforce there are a number of organisations who can provide free support to your business and your workforce - including the Somerset Council Economic Development team who work closely with partners to ensure you and your employees have the best possible support during this difficult time.  

Acas The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) offer free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. Call the Helpline 0300 123 1100 or visit the website.

DWP Rapid Response Service The Rapid Response Service provides support to businesses who are at risk of making redundancies and provides a tailored package of support through their  partners at no cost to the business.

GOV.UK Find clear advice about procedures you need to follow when making redundancies and what rights your employees have on GOV.UK.

Somerset Redundancy Framework

Has been developed in consultation with key partners to ensure there is a coordinated response when redundancy announcements are made in Somerset.


Download Business Redundancy Guides 

Redundancy and administration - download >>
Sustainability and growth - download >>

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