You must give your employees at least the statutory notice period which increases with length of service:

  • Up to one month’s service – no notice required
  • Between one month and 2 years’ service – 1 week
  • Over 2 years’ service – 1 week per completed year of service to a maximum of 12 weeks

You can have a longer notice period which should be set out in the Contract of Employment.  This might be particularly relevant if a person has particular skills that may take some time to replace.