Government's 'Business Taskforce' proposes further employment law reforms
The government’s Business Taskforce, comprising six senior business people, has recently published its proposals on legal reforms designed to address various barriers to business, including barriers to starting a company and employing staff. The proposals affect various aspects of employment law, including the entitlement to paid maternity leave; informing and consulting employees; working time; and TUPE.
The Business Taskforce report is drawn from evidence received from 90 UK business organisations and 20 business organisations across Europe. The proposals for reform call for the removal of existing legislation regarded as unnecessary ‘red tape’ and also the avoidance of new legislation, except where it is ‘unashamedly pro-growth’…
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