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Redundancy support (PACE)

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is our national strategic partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations.

It ensures that local public sector agencies respond to potential and proposed redundancies as quickly and effectively as possible.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) leads on the delivery of PACE on our behalf in conjunction with other partner organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions, local authorities, the STUC and Citizen's Advice Scotland.

In addition to the National PACE Team, there are 18 local PACE Teams across Scotland to ensure speedy and effective responses to redundancy situations.

PACE support is tailored to meet individual needs and local circumstances and may include: Jobcentre Plus services, one-to-one counselling, information packs, training, seminars on skills such as CV-writing and starting up a business, and access to IT facilities.

PACE offers free and impartial advice and is available to all individuals affected by redundancy, no matter the size of the business nor how many employees are involved. PACE also works with insolvency practioners to provide support where a business has gone into administration or liquidation.

Every two years, a PACE Conference brings together the various members of the national and local PACE Partnerships to share best practice and discuss how redundancy support can be further improved.

The most recent Conference took place in March 2018.

Find out more about PACE at the Skills Development Scotland website.


We have commissioned the following research reports into PACE services:

Archived content

For PACE information prior to October 2016 go to the archive.

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