Under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Amended 8 October 2006) you are required by law to notify the Department of a proposal to make redundant 20 or more employees.

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) we anticipate that there will be some changes in terms of our regular statistical production. See the COVID-19 and the production of statistics page for more information. From April 2020 and until further notice, redundancies will be published on the NISRA website at 7am, a change from the standard 9.30am release time.

Latest results published 10th November 2020

  • 1,240 redundancies were confirmed in October, the highest monthly total this year and second highest on record
  • 820 redundancies were proposed in October 2020 and a further 710 have been proposed in the current month up to 6th November 2020
  • From 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020, 9,600 redundancies were proposed, the highest annual totals on record




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Irene Shooter
Telephone: 028 9052 9412
Twitter: @NISRA