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Pepperells Law Firm Assisting Workers Facing Redundancy as British Steel Announces 260 Job Losses

On February 23rd, 2023, British Steel announced that it would be cutting 260 jobs as part of a restructuring plan aimed at improving the company’s profitability. This news will undoubtedly be devastating for the workers and their families who are set to be affected by job cuts and changes in their employment terms, and many will be wondering what their options are.

Pepperells have been at the heart of the Scunthorpe community for over 30 years and are saddened to hear the news of future job cuts.

Fortunately, there is help available. Pepperells employment law team are supporting those affected with settlement, employment or redundancy agreements and any changes to employment contracts.

Settlement, employment and redundancy agreements, also known as compromise agreements, can be a way for employees to negotiate a package of financial compensation and other benefits. These agreements are legally binding and can provide much-needed financial security during a difficult time.

Pepperells can also help with any changes to employment contracts that may be necessary as a result of the restructuring at British Steel. For example, if an employee’s role is changing or their hours are being reduced, they may need to sign a new contract. It is important that employees fully understand the terms of any new contract before they sign it, and Pepperells can help ensure that this is the case.

If you are affected by the recent job losses at British Steel, or if you are facing redundancy in any other industry, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Pepperells can provide expert guidance on your options and help you navigate this challenging time.

In addition to legal support, there are also a range of government services available to those facing redundancy, including access to retraining programs and job search support. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) can provide information on these services and how to access them.

Redundancy can be a difficult and stressful experience, but with the right support and advice, it is possible to navigate it successfully. Pepperells is just one of the many organisations that are here to help those affected by the recent job losses at British Steel.

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