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Final individual redundancy consultation meeting script

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Our Final Redundancy Consultation Meeting Script Template guides structured and sensitive conversations, addressing employee concerns professionally.

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What is a Final individual redundancy consultation meeting script?

The purpose of a Final Individual Redundancy Consultation Meeting Script Template is to provide a structured framework for conducting the final consultation meeting with an employee who is at risk of redundancy.

The script helps guide the conversation between the employer and the employee, ensuring that all relevant topics are covered in a sensitive and professional manner. It allows for the exploration of potential alternatives, addressing any concerns or questions the employee may have, and providing them with necessary information about the redundancy process, their rights, and entitlements. The template aims to ensure a fair and transparent consultation process, supporting the employee through a challenging time and complying with relevant employment laws and regulations.

Additionally, the script provides a consistent approach for handling redundancy consultations, promoting clarity and understanding for all parties involved.

Best practice timescale for this to be issued
When should this script be issued?
During the meeting itself
Issued by who, to whom
Who should issue this script, and to whom?
The Employer (you) to the Employee
Applicable legal jurisdiction
In which jurisdiction can this script be used?
Great Britain & NI (United Kingdom)

What legislation and best practice guidelines have been taken into account in the development of this template?

  • Employment Rights Act 1996: Provides guidelines on the redundancy consultation process, including individual consultations and the right for employees to be informed about the reasons and selection criteria for redundancy.

  • Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992: Applies to collective redundancies and outlines the consultation requirements for employers when making multiple employees redundant.

  • Equality Act 2010: Ensures fair treatment during the redundancy process, prohibiting discrimination based on protected characteristics.

  • ACAS Code of Practice on Handling Redundancy: Offers best practices for employers to follow during the redundancy process, including individual consultations.

  • Data Protection Act 2018: Ensures that employee data related to redundancy consultations is handled securely and confidentially.

Final individual redundancy consultation meeting Script [Delete this line]


Good morning/afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us for this final redundancy consultation meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to update you on the outcome of the consultation process and to discuss the next steps.

[Overview of the Redundancy Process]

As you know, we have been required to go through a fair and transparent redundancy process, which involves several steps. These include identifying the roles that may be made redundant, consulting with affected employees, exploring alternatives to redundancy, deciding on the selection criteria for redundancies, and providing redundancy payments and support.

[Outcome of the Consultation Process]

We have carefully considered all of the feedback and suggestions that we received during the consultation process. Unfortunately, we have determined that we need to proceed with the proposed redundancies in [insert department/team]. [Insert number of roles affected and the selection criteria used].

[Redundancy Payments and Support]

We will be providing you with redundancy payments and support in accordance with our company policy and your individual employment contracts. This will include [insert details of the redundancy payments and support available, such as notice periods, severance payments, access to outplacement services or other support programs].

[Next Steps]

We will provide you with written confirmation of this decision, to include information regarding your redundancy payments and support.


I want to thank you all for your cooperation and understanding throughout this process. I understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone, and I want to assure you that we are committed to supporting you through this transition. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak with your manager or HR representative. Thank you again for your contributions to the company, and we wish you all the best for your future.

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Final individual redundancy consultation meeting script
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