Applying for redundancy is a difficult decision in any profession. Our advice is to do your homework, ask questions, consider all your options, and make sure that you have properly discussed it with your partner before submitting an application.
At such an unsettling time it is all too easy to think that you have consulted, based on a couple of casual conversations. Your partner may not have understood that he or she was being consulted.
Good luck! We hope you get the outcome you want.
This article was first published in April 2011 at the time of the Tranche 1 announcement.