We are taking over a contract and don’t want to take on all of their staff, can they be made redundant? Employment Law for Employers

It depends on the circumstances but generally you wouldn’t be able to make them redundant without transferring the staff to you first and only if you have an economic, technical or organisational reason for the redundancy, in order to show it has nothing to do with the transfer.

You also have to follow the usual redundancy consultation processes and any redundancy payments due to staff will come from you.