Redundancy Service


Department for Communities (DfC) offers a Redundancy Service to help employers and employees through the process of redundancy. DfC can help by planning, co-ordinating and delivering a support package tailored to an organisation’s individual redundancy situation. There is no cost to employers to avail of this service.

The service is designed to give both employers and employees support and advice about things like:

  • providing general information about benefits
  • helping people facing redundancy to construct CVs
  • helping people to search for and find new work
  • helping people identify their transferable skills and training needs

If you have notified the Insolvency Service of the redundancies you are making, they will let DfC know automatically and your local Jobs and Benefits office may be in touch to offer extra help to support you and your staff.

Eligibility criteria:

Open to all employers based in Northern Ireland.

Additional information:

Support can either be provided online or onsite and includes:

Redundancy factsheets to signpost employer and employees to up-to-date information.

Onsite Redundancy Clinic
Redundancy clinics can be arranged on-site and will include representation from local Jobs and Benefits office staff and partner organisations.

Redundancy Clinic Webcast
A Redundancy Clinic Webcast is available for online viewing to provide employees with information on benefits, supports and services available as they prepare for redundancy.

A redundancy video for employers is also available.

See more information about DfC’s Redundancy Service or contact

Support organisation:
  • Department for Communities (DfC)
DfC Employer Services Branch
028 9037 6183
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