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Arriving hot on the heels of the Beecroft Report, Vince Cable yesterday announced the Government’s “Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill” which – it is claimed – will make the UK “one of the most enterprise-friendly countries in the world”. The measures were announced as part of the Queen’s Speech earlier this month, and include modifications … Read more
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has responded to the content of the Beecroft Report, which was designed to reduce red tape for employers and improve business growth. Vince Cable, Business Secretary, gave a somewhat underwhelming endorsement of one of the most controversial proposals, the “no-fault dismissal”. Mr Cable said, “One of [the] … Read more
The UK Government published the Beecroft Report ahead of schedule this week, following the emergence of a leaked copy. The Government had been due to publish the report later this week but following a leak in the Daily Telegraph, it took the decision to publish early. Further controversy has come to light as there were … Read more
In what has become known as the “give a dog a bone” employment case, Ivor James, aged 60, was a driver for multi-millionaire Raymond Mould in Gloucestershire. Mr James was sacked during a 12-minute telephone call from his employer, after he fed a piece of gristle to Mr Mould’s Labrador. He was informed that a … Read more
Employees should be wary about their use of social media sites such as Facebook, following a recent decision by a tribunal in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Whilst this judgement is not binding on UK employment tribunals (as it was made by a Northern Ireland industrial tribunal) it is an interesting case and useful guidance for similar … Read more
Andrew Bull, 48, a former soldier blinded by an IRA bomb in Northern Ireland in 1983, has been awarded £200,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal after it agreed that he had been bullied at work. The Cardiff tribunal found against Blaenau Gwent council, and ruled that Mr Bull had been bullied and harassed, and … Read more