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In a speech to to EEF, the manufacturers organisation, Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced the results of a consultation on resolving workplace disputes and the Red Tape Challenge review of UK employment law, that amount to the most radical reform to the employment law system for decades.
The Government believes this radical reform to existing employment laws is key in simulating economic growth but that they will strike the right balance between the needs of employers with the rights of individuals thus protecting employee rights.
Will they though?
The fact of the matter is that many of these changes will require the Government to introduce primary legislation, subject to an already challenging Parliamentary timetable and therefore likely to come into effect in the near future so will they actually have the desired affect?
Would introducing things like NI and/or VAT holidays, or other financial schemes like new staff salaries subsidised by the DWP (Department of work and Pensions) when employing unemployed people not give Employers a more immediate and direct incentive to employee new staff?
So what do you think? Are the Government pushing things in the right direction or are they heading down a slippery slope that will ultimately have little or no effect whatsoever on economic growth and which could potentially create more uncertainty for Employers and employees alike?
As part of the response to the Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation, the Government has committed to the following:
Tell us what you think by taking a minute to answer our survey.
A copy of Vince Cable's full speech can be found here.