Support for employers in Lincolnshire & Rutland making redundancies

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is working with the National Careers Service and Futures to support businesses at the present time.

Futures is a publicly-owned, not-for-profit social enterprise, created in 1995 by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils. 

To find out more, visit the Futures website:

To talk to a Futures Business Adviser about any of their support packages, please contact Futures for Business on 0345 850 8899 or email:

Redundancy support

If you have already made employees redundant, are about to make small numbers of staff redundant (up to five), or are planning to make larger-scale redundancies (five or more) Futures can support both you as an employer and your employees to manage the transition through online group sessions and one-2-one support using Microsoft teams

Please also consult a Business Adviser at the Lincolnshire Growth Hub and our additional support pages covering financial and training information. 

Let us know how COVID-19 is impacting on your business: email 

Support from the Department for Work and Pensions

The Employer Help pages provided by the DWP are aimed at both employers and their employees. Their website offers guidance on a range of topics which includes redundancies and how to make a claim for those former or furloughed employees.

The National Picture

The main findings from a recent Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report indicate:

  •        A 42% reduction in Job Vacancies nationally
  •        With a 40% reduction in Lincolnshire
  •        Hospitality & Catering, (not surprisingly) appear the hardest hit sector with a 70% reduction
  •        Followed by, Sales, Admin & Recruitment with a 60% drop
  •        Cleaning & Domestic help vacancies show a 25% uplift.

Page updated 26th May 2020