Ministers urge businesses to tackle employment red tape

The next stage in the Government's Red Tape Challenge has kicked off and businesses are now being asked to tackle employment related law, bureaucracy and red tape. The focus has moved tomore than 160 different cross-Government employment related regulations that businesses have to deal with in

The next stage in the Government's Red Tape Challenge has kicked off and businesses are now being asked to tackle employment related law, bureaucracy and red tape.

The focus has moved to more than 160 different cross-Government employment related regulations that businesses have to deal with in all areas of the workplace.

The campaign is asking for a variety of suggestions about how regulations can be improved, simplified or even abolished, whilst also ensuring that the current standard of employment rights for employees are maintained.

Examples of regulations Government is seeking views on include the rules on collective redundancies, employment agencies, immigration checks, the National Minimum Wage and statutory sick pay, to make sure they are fit for purpose and easier for businesses to understand.


This was first published in October 2011

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