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Plans to overhaul employment tribunals

Plans to overhaul employment tribunals

Proposals that will slash red tape and see reform of the rules around employment tribunals have been championed by the Business Secretary.

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill was unveiled during the Queen’s Speech and also aims to scrap “unnecessary” business legislation as well as reducing red tape affecting firms. The proposals also include measures to scale back inspections on firms while also boosting investment from the private sector into the green economy.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

“Securing economic growth through business investment and trade is absolutely essential to recovery. Government’s plans to cut red tape, boost green investment, reform the competition landscape and reform the banks are vital moves that would help strengthen the business environment and boost consumer and business confidence.”

John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“On balance, business will welcome some of the Government’s proposed legislative measures, but express serious reservations about others.

“Positive steps such as reform to employment tribunals and red tape reductions could be undermined by complex new burdens around shared parental leave, for example.”

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