The Government is calling on businesses to have their say in the latest phase of its Employment Law Review.
From today until 19 October, the Government's ‘Red Tape Challenge’ is focusing on more than 160 different employment-related regulations that businesses have to deal with in all areas of the workplace. Examples include the rules on collective redundancies, employment agencies, immigration checks, the National Minimum Wage and statutory sick pay.
The campaign seeks to make sure that employment regulations are fit for purpose and as easy as possible for businesses to understand. It asks for suggestions about how they can be improved, simplified or even abolished, whilst also ensuring that the current standard of employment rights for employees are maintained.
Business Minister David Willetts said, “Businesses regularly tell us that the burden of regulation is too high. So today we are giving them a chance to tell us exactly which rules they think need to be reformed. The Government is committed to growth and the Red Tape Challenge is one way to make sure that we are getting out of the way and letting businesses do what they do best - taking people on and boosting the economy.”