The process normally is three weeks consultation – it is a grey area.
The ACAS guide is that it should be a reasonable consultation period.
I have argued with clients, who then didn’t stay clients for very long, that one day was a reasonable consultation period.
No, it’s not and you don’t want to be paying a lawyer £250 to £350 an hour to argue that it is with a judge.
So what has been seen as fair and reasonable is if you are closing down the business entirely, which is unlikely in a golf club but not impossible, then two weeks because it is absolutely closing dead, there’s nothing left, fine
But if you are keeping on the business then it’s going to be three weeks consultation period is seen as fair to get people used to the idea of being made redundant to look for other roles within the old club and then to make the termination at the end