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.

Employee owner status – Business democracy or Beecroft by the back door?

24 October 2012

By Roger Jeary

The government is pretending to offer employee enfranchisement through their shares for employment rights proposals, but all they are doing is making it easier for employers to fire their workforce at the drop of a hat.

Coalition proposes repeal of 114-year-old employment right

17 October 2012

By Marcus Weatherby, Pattinson & Brewer solicitors

Marcus Weatherby, who specialises in personal injury law at Pattinson & Brewer solicitors, lays out the facts and context behind the Coalition government's astonishing new proposal to repeal workers' 114-year-old right to rely on a breach of health and safety legislation in personal injury claims.

Employers could become no longer liable for some breaches of health and safety legislation

Keith Patten of Thompson's Solicitors says: "This is of potentially huge importance and needs wide circulation so it does not just slip in under the radar as a 'technical' amendment."

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