Employment and safety laws to be relaxed

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Workers will face a cut in how much they can claim for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals under a series of proposals announced by business secretary Vince Cable.

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills spent most of last week rolling out proposals to cut back on red tape which took in employment law reforms and looser health & safety regulations

As well as consulting on proposed changes to employment law, the BIS is also seeking responses on plans to reduce the limit on unfair dismissal payouts.

The recommendations were made in a report to Prime Minister David Cameron by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft. While the principle behind the report was to make it easier and cheaper for companies to dismiss staff, proposals that...

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Nick Huber
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