My employer has informed me that due to duplications between departments, up to 30% of current roles will be made redundant. We were given timelines, new role profiles and an overview of what the selection process will look like. We were not asked if people would like to be considered for redundancy. However, there will be many who would like that option. I am not trusting that if I ask the question they would then redeploy me in the hope I would quit soon after, meaning they don't need to pay me out. My question is: If I apply for a new role at my current pay grade, or even a pay grade level above, and I am not successful with my application, can my employer tell me I have to take another alternative role within the new department at the same pay and same location as my current one? Following from this, what if I say no to an alternative role after I apply for another one, will I still be able to get a redundancy?