The current 90-day minimum period for collective redundancies of 100 or more employees at one establishment will be reduced to 45 days. The Government is not, however, changing the current 90-day maximum period for a protective award. These changes will affect redundancy proposals which occur on or after 6 April 2013. Fixed-term contracts which have reached their agreed termination point will be excluded from the collective consultation obligations. Furthermore, Acas will produce new non-statutory guidance to accompany the reforms.