Redundancy & Unemployment Support

If your business is facing the prospect of making difficult decisions about staff redundancy or needs to restructure as a result of Covid-19, then below you will find information on the support that’s available in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly to your business and staff. 

Or, if your business has urgent vacancies to fill, then the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership can support you to help fill those vacancies with local people looking for work.  Email them on [email protected] and a member of the team will be in touch. 

If you are an individual who is unemployed, has received notice, or is at risk of redundancy then see the information on the People Hub page.


Jobcentre Plus – Rapid Response Service

Provides employee support and advice through its Rapid Response Service and may also provide on-site support for large scale redundancies.  For information on the Service visit their website.


Offers comprehensive information to help employers to manage staff redundancies, including how to develop and communicate your redundancy plan.

Support for Employer from Jobcentre Plus

This site offers a range of advice to help your business overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are needing to expand rapidly, or worried about redundancies,

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub

If your business is undergoing restructure or facing closure, with employees at risk of redundancy, then you may be eligible for free support to help your employees brush up on existing skills, or re-skill in a new area to progress in education or gain employment.

To find out more you can visit the CIOS Skills Hub page, call 01209 708660 between Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or complete the  Get In Touch drop down form above to request a call back. 

The CIOS Growth Hub can also help with signposting and information on Covid-19 related issues and support.

National Careers Service – Redeployment Service

Aims to match those recently made redundant with new work in sectors experiencing a surge in employment demand such as food retail, care and distribution.

It will engage with employers needing to make redundancies to ensure a smooth transition for employees into new work.

For more information and to request support, visit their website.

Support for Apprentices

The Government are putting measures in place to support Apprentices who have been furloughed or have been made redundant.  The latest information can be found here

In the first instance, contact your Apprenticeship training provider.  They will be able to provide practical support, to help, where possible, your Apprentice find alternative employment to complete their Apprenticeship. 

Email [email protected] if you need further information/advice. 


If you are an individual who is unemployed, has received notice, or is at risk of redundancy then see our information for Individuals on the People Hub page.