Dangers of shares-for-rights proposals highlighted by MPs

13 December 2012

In a Public Bill Committee debate last Thursday (06 December 2012), Business Minister Michael Fallon attempted to defend the government's deeply unpopular shares-for-rights proposals, which were blasted by opposition MPs in an attack led by Ian Murray.

Financial penalties, deposit orders and whistleblowing debated in the Lords

12 December 2012

On Monday (10 December 2012), the Lords discussed further employment tribunal changes proposed as part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Bill, including financial penalties for employers, changes to deposit orders for employees and plans for whistleblowing legislation.

Peers criticise reform of employment tribunal process

06 December 2012

Yesterday, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill had its second day in Grand Committee, with the session focusing on Clauses 7 to 19 concerning employment law changes around conciliation, tribunal cases, unfair dismissal and financial penalties.

IER response to Autumn Statement

05 December 2012

George Osborne's Autumn Statement today confirmed further pressure on public sector workers.

Francis Maude plays down consultation cuts and attacks on trade unions

05 December 2012

Giving oral evidence on his plans for public engagement in policymaking* to the House of Commons Select Committee meeting last week (28 November 2012), Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude played down the impact of his drastic curtailing of public consultations and avoided questions on his views on trade unions..

Shares-for-rights scheme unsupported by workers and employers, but govt to push it through anyway

05 December 2012

The Coalition's shares-for-rights scheme may have received support from as little as 1% of respondents to its consultation, but it plans to go ahead with its proposals anyway.

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