TUC issues redundancy advice

A new package of advice has been launched by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) as an increasing number of people are made redundant.

Entitled Coping with the Economic Downturn and Facing Redundancy, the booklets offer advice and tips to those who have lost their jobs due to the slowdown in the economy as well as those who feel they are at risk of being made redundant.

The pamphlets feature debt advice, help on how to find a new job and what benefits individuals are able to receive.

TUC general secretary Brendan Barber stated that the booklets contain useful information for the 1,500 people that are being made redundant each week.

“We are delighted to have produced a wider guide with Citizens Advice [CAB] on dealing with the downturn that combines union expertise on redundancy with CAB expertise on debt, benefits and consumer issues,” he said.

Meanwhile, new research from Axa has shown that a quarter of the population feel they are not in control of their finances in the current economic climate.

By Tom Musk

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