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Nearly one in five Scottish employers are likely to make redundancies in the year ahead - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Nearly one in five Scottish employers are likely to make redundancies in the year ahead

A new survey from Acas has found that nearly 1 in 5 of employers (18%) are likely to make staff redundancies over the next year.

Acas commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about their redundancy plans in the next 12 months.

The new study shows that 19% of businesses based in Scotland are likely to make redundancies in the next 12 months.

The poll found that large businesses were more likely to make redundancies than small and medium sized (SME) businesses. 3 out of 10 large businesses (30%) are likely to make redundancies and 10% of SMEs said that were likely to do so.

Acas Scotland director Frank Blair, said: “Global events over the past few years have thrown up difficult challenges for some businesses and our poll reveals that almost one in five of them in Scotland are likely to make redundancies in the next 12 months.

“Our advice is that bosses should exhaust all possible alternatives to redundancies first, but if employers feel like they have no choice then they must follow the law in this area, or they could be subject to a costly legal process.”

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