I am expecting a brown envelope to slap on my mat very soon and was wondering where I stand in respect to employment protection. I'm a contractor on a 6 month contract that has a 90% chance of being extended, the date I've been given will mean that I will have to leave that contract after 3 months. Does anyone know how or if there is any protection offered to people in my position? What will happen if I struggle to find another contract on my return to blighty? Is it just a matter of we finish paying you on this date, after that you are on your own? I am fully expecting the answer to be "tough sh1t son, your stuffed!" I will still go but you never know there might be someone out there that knows better and can allay one or two of my worries.