On 6 April 214, the Government announced the implementation of a series of measures in response to issues raised by business, including through the Red Tape Challenge.
On 14 October 2013, MEPs voted to support a requirement that companies have boards with at least 40% women.
On 16 September 2013, the Business Secretary Vince Cable announced a package of measures to inject more fairness into the workforce and in wages for British workers.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013. In May, EDF published a summary of measures in the Act.
‘Employment Law 2013: Progress on Reform’ was published by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills in March 2013.
On 17 January 2013, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) launched a consultation titled ‘Early conciliation: consultation on proposals for implementation’.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal two measures in the Equality Act 2010 and published its response to the consultation on the proposals.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal the third party harassment provision and published its response to the consultation on this proposal.
On 14 September 2012, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced ‘new steps to give firms more flexibility and confidence in managing their workforce and to reduce employment law red tape’.