In this month's Employment Update: • Redundancy rendered unfair due to a failure to explain why an employee was marked down in a scoring exercise • Dismissal during the protected consultation period did not result in an automatically unfair dismissal • Claim by the employee of a Hong Kong based company allowed to proceed in the Employment Tribunal • Business Immigration – Closure of Tier 1 (General) Visa Route • Extension of the right to request flexible working from April 2011 • Statutory Redundancy Pay and Unfair Dismissal Awards Increase • Statutory Payments – New Rates from April 2011