Closing your business

Support to help you and your staff if you need to close your business.

Employee redundancy

business.govt.nz

Redundancy is about roles, not people, but people are affected. It can be a difficult and upsetting process. Follow best practice and do what you’re legally required to.

What it's about

Although redundancy is about roles, not people, people are affected. It can be a difficult and upsetting process.

Who it's for

Employers who need to let employees go.

What it offers

Complete these employee exit lists to make sure you’ve done everything you need to do.

Redundancy Support

Ministry of Social Development

Work and Income's Rapid Response team can work with you if you're considering redundancies to provide support and advice to your staff.

What it's about

Redundancy support provides proactive, early intervention help to businesses considering downsizing or closing.

We'll work with other agencies to coordinate an all of government response.

Who it's for

Anyone who might be considering making staff redundant.

What it offers

Work and Income's Rapid Response team can come and talk to you and your staff about:

  • re-training
  • finding another job
  • financial support
  • support available from other agencies including Inland Revenue.

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