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Revised HR1 redundancy notification form and new employer guidance published

Makbool Javaid, Partner - Simons Muirhead & Burton

The Government have just updated form HR1 used to notify the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of proposals for 20 or more redundancies and have issued new guidance for employers on giving the BEIS advanced notification. Under S.193 of  the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, employers are required to notify the BEIS of a proposal to dismiss 20 or more employees as redundant at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less using the form HR1. The minimum periods for notification to the BEIS are linked to those for consultation with the appropriate employee representatives i.e. (a) for between 20 to 99 redundancies at one  establishment the minimum period for notice and consultation is 30 days before the first dismissal; or (b) if there are 100 or more redundancies at one establishment, the minimum period for notice and consultation is 45 days before the first dismissal. Employers must also send a copy of the notification to the representatives of the employees being consulted.

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