We’ve pulled together a practical list of resources to help employers support your staff during the COVID-19 period. Whether they have been furloughed, working from home or having to adapt their working practices., this collection of resources has been created as a result of SDS working with the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board (SAAB) and other stakeholder groups.
Redundancy Support (PACE)
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is our national strategic partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations.
PACE support is tailored to meet individual needs and local circumstances and may include: Jobcentre Plus services, one-to-one counselling, information packs, training, seminars on skills such as CV-writing and starting up a business, and access to IT facilities.
PACE offers free and impartial advice and is available to all individuals affected by redundancy, no matter the size of the business nor how many employees are involved. PACE also works with insolvency practioners to provide support where a business has gone into administration or liquidation.
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Have you been made redundant and don’t know what to do?
There are options to help you look after your money and return to work if you’re made redundant.
Read what you may be entitled to – like redundancy pay and a consultation with your employer.
Find advice on notice periods, gardening leave and time off for job interviews.
Get information on what your employer is meant to do if they make you redundant.
Get one-to-one advice from Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), a free redundancy support service from the Scottish Government.
PACE – My World of Work
Looking after your money
Find out what support’s available if you want to try a new career.
Search for jobs, get help with your CV and find learning and training opportunities.
You can look for jobs using Universal Jobmatch. Register to save job searches, upload your CV and set up email alerts.
Getting Redundancy Pay
You’re normally entitled to statutory redundancy pay if you’re an employee – someone who works under an employment contract – and you’ve been working for 2 years or more.
Lay offs and short term working
Your employer can ask you to stay at home or take unpaid leave if there’s not enough work for you.
A lay-off is if you’re off work for at least 1 working day. Short-time working is when your hours are cut.
Find out what benefits you can get and how to claim.
Benefits calculators – GOV.UK