Govt doubles the pace of deregulation

21 November 2012

Since the Coalition took power, we have been fighting their ideological campaign against employment rights. They see rights as red tape. We see rights as offering a fundamental safety net for workers facing an unequal power relationship with employers.

IER co-founder Bill McCarthy will be sadly missed

Photograph: Steve Back/Associated Newspapers
Photograph: Steve Back/Associated Newspapers

21 November 2012

The IER comments on the sad passing of our co-founder Bill McCarthy, who has died at the age of 87.

Labour Peers blast proposed repeal of 114-year-old employment right

16 November 2012

As the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has its Second Reading in the Lords, we continue to keep you up to date with the progress of an amendment that could see the repeal of a 114-year-old employment right.

Fallon relies on employers' good behaviour in employee owner status debate

15 November 2012

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill entered its Committee Stage in the House of Commons on Tuesday (13 November), with Minister for Business and Enterprise Michael Fallon responding to questions on Clause 23: to implement a new status of worker as employee owner.

IER blog on the threat to strict liability prompts e-petition

14 November 2012

Following our blog on the Coalition's plan to reverse a 114-year-old employment right, which would mean employers no longer had strict liability for their workers' health and safety, an e-petition has been launched to fight the proposals.

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