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Employee Ownership – Or, Don't Trust the Government.

08 November 2012

By John Medhurst

Beware of the media-friendly words the Government uses to hide its true aims. "Employee-owned" businesses may soon find their way into the public sector, allowing the Coalition to beginning selling off parts of the state.

Bankers must be made to bear the cost of their reckless risk-taking

07 November 2012

By Prem Sikka

Prem Sikka, Professor of Accountancy at the University of Essex, explains how the banks are still being given far too much leeway to take gambles they cannot afford to lose.

It's time for a public inquiry into blacklisting

02 November 2012

By Sarah Glenister

New developments show the Information Commissioner's Office seized only a tiny minority of evidence when blacklist holder Consulting Association was investigated in 2009.

The Coalition: Burning good regulations and creating red tape

26 October 2012

By Ruth Dukes

The Coalition has boasted of its progress through its ill-conceived and misleadingly named "red tape bonfire", but as it burns good regulation, it is creating exactly the kind of legislation that really does burden businesses. Ruth Dukes explains:

CBI boss now comes for the unions

25 October 2012

By Roger Jeary

Deputy Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry Nathan Bentley has trained his sights on trade unions.

Update to Coalition's plans to reverse 114-year-old employment right - new briefing released

24 October 2012

By Sarah Glenister

This topic will be discussed at our forthcoming Health and Safety conferences in London and Liverpool.

Thompsons Soliticors explains the content and implications of the newly proposed amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which threatens to remove employers' strict liability when a worker is injured on the job.

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