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Employer Redundancy Support

Tameside Council is committed to supporting our local employers to ensure that they can make the best decisions for their businesses and employees.

There is a broad range of support available to businesses covering retraining, staff support and advice on following correct procedures for redundancy.

The Tameside Council Employment and Skills team would like to discuss your situation and make sure that you access a programme of support for your business and your staff to get the best outcomes possible.

Please email us at or call on 0161 342 3111 and we can help put together a tailored scheme for your business.

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Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

The Tameside Business Resilience Clinic is here to facilitate free advice and support to our Small Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses across the Borough, with a primary focus on micro and small businesses.

Through the Clinic you can access bespoke advice and guidance from our bank of Business Community Champions relating to various topics including Finance, HR, Legal, Social Media and Recruitment.

Please use the link to the page to register or to find out more - Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

The Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub provides fully funded support to businesses. They have access to a broad range of programmes targeted at helping SMEs with the challenges they face, including redundancy, which can be accessed via their website or the Tameside Account Manager can answer any queries, please contact Nicola Walker at

Financial Advice

The Money Advice Service (MAS) provide free, impartial advice via their website, webchat, WhatsApp and telephone based service. 
Visit  or call 0800 138 7777
This includes a free Redundancy Handbook which provides people facing redundancy with a financial action plan. It covers redundancy pay, pensions, mortgage, insurance, rent, benefits and debt management. You can order up to 2,000 hard copies to be delivered to your business. Please use this link MAS Redundancy Handbook to access the handbook.



Tameside Adult and Community Education

Tameside ACE offers range of funded and chargeable training programmes for essential skills for life and work, including Maths, English and Digital Employability.  Funding and costs of support can vary dependant on the status of employees accessing the programmes. 
To access the full prospectus and for more information click here or use the contact information below:
Telephone: 0161 342 4063
Facebook: Tameside Adult and Community Education
Twitter: @TamesideAce

Tameside College

Tameside College is a further education college that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level. Click on the link below to find out more or call 0161 908 6600 for more information:

Job Centre Plus Employee Seminar

The JCP offer a 45 minute Redundancy Seminar to employees at risk of redundancy, which can be delivered face-to-face or virtually, this includes:
  • An overview of the Jobcentre Plus (JCP) / Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) Reasons to claim out of work benefits
  • What to claim – New Style Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit. Signposting to the Benefits Calculators page on the website.
  • How to claim – Explanation of the initial on-line claims process and what to expect from the first and subsequent face to face interviews at the Jobcentre. The conditions contained within the Claimant Commitment contract.
  • Job search tips and current vacancies – Including how to use Find a Job and social media
  • The importance of preparing for the job market – Job search, CV, application / interview processes.
  • An introduction to the National Careers Service.
  • Government Funded training –Starting point is the National Careers Service.
  • Question and answer session.

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department for Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship.
If you would like to recruit a redundant apprentice or offer new apprenticeship opportunities, please visit  Redundancy Support Service or call 0800 015 0600 to find out more.

The Growth Company

Click on the link to learn more about each strand of support.
Redundancy Support
Apprenticeships Support
  • Apprenticeship Levy Match Transfer to support businesses to continue to recruit and train apprentices in line with restructuring plans.​
  • GC Skills – Support with Recruiting & Training New Apprentices - in line with restructure plans – from Level 2 through to Degree – training can take place whilst on furlough.