on 3 October 2011, the Government published ‘Flexible, Effective, Fair: Promoting economic growth through a strong and efficient labour market – A consultation’.
The paper was published at the launch of the Red Tape Challenge spotlight on employment related regulations. It sets out the principles that are guiding the Government’s approach to the labour market framework and a number of thematic questions.
The paper also sets out what the Government is already doing in the on-going Employment Law Review to improve the labour market framework – and areas where it believes there is more to be done.
In October 2011, the TUC published a response to the Government’s Red Tape Challenge paper on employment related regulations, ‘Flexible, Effective, Fair: Promoting economic growth through a strong and efficient labour market – A consultation’.
In its response, the TUC says that it ‘does not recognise the claims made by some elements of the business community (which appear to be endorsed by the government) about the “burden” of existing labour market regulations. The fundamental question to ask is why regulation was necessary. If that need still exists, so does the need for protection’.
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