In the event of the closure of a large employer the Department for Work & Pensions provide redundancy support through its ‘Rapid Response Service’.
This support can include:
- A skills analysis to help identify transferable skills and training needs relevant to the local labour market;
- Job-focused training to help individuals develop vocational skills needed within the local labour market;
- An action fund to overcome individual short-term barriers to taking up a specific job offer, e.g. travel to work expenses;
- Advice on claiming benefits, self-employment and tax credits.