BCC calls for reform of redundancy laws

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Posted 19/03/2012

Redundancy law should be reformed by the coalition government, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).Director-general of the organisation John Longworth stated there ought to be a package of changes to employment law launched by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance.”A substantial overhaul of employment regulations will give businesses confidence to invest and grow and in turn drive economic recovery,” he said, calling for tribunal fees for claimants to be introduced, along with a new no fault dismissal route.Mr Longworth stated steps taken by the coalition on employment law over the course of the last two years have been a move in the right direction.He pointed out some firms would be willing to pay a premium price if it meant they could move members of staff on quicker.Director-general of the Institute of Directors Simon Walker recently criticised employment law, describing it as “lop-sided”, as the current unfair dismissal rules are putting some companies off from employing new members of staff.Posted by Hywel Griffiths


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