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Moray Citizens Advice Bureau backs Scottish redundancy rights campaign


By Lorna Thompson

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MORAY Citizens Advice Bureau is backing the national Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) network's redundancy rights campaign.

The campaign was launched today in response to the increase in people contacting the network with enquiries about redundancy.

It is anticipated that there will be an even greater need for support after the UK Government's furlough scheme comes to a close this month. The Job Support Scheme will replace furlough onNovember 1.

CAS social justice spokesperson Mhoraig Green said: "Scotland is facing a tidal wave of job losses as the furlough scheme winds down while restrictions remain in place.

"People facing their last pay-cheque in a job should make sure they have all of their holiday pay and hours worked paid. If they’ve been on furlough they should remember that redundancy pay should be at 100% – not 80%.

"Losing your job can be really challenging experience and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Our message to people is that they have rights during the process and the Citizens Advice network is here to help you understand them."

Moray Citizens Advice Bureau will be promoting the campaign through social media. It is encouraging local people to get in touch if they are facing redundancy. Contact Moray CAB on 01343 555163 or via www.moraycab.org.uk/contact-us.

Moray Citizens Advice Bureau in Elgin.
Moray Citizens Advice Bureau in Elgin.

CAS have compiled a checklist of 10 key things to consider if you’re losing your job:

1. Check if your redundancy is fair.

2. Check how much redundancy pay you get.

3. Furloughed? Make sure you get 100% redundancy pay.

4. What is your notice period?

5. Check your holiday pay.

6. You might be entitled to paid time off to look for work.

7. Check your insurance policies.

8. Apply for emergency funding.

9. Find out if you’re eligible for any coronavirus-related support.

10. Look after your mental health.



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