Regulations

Ahead of the forthcoming European elections, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called on the European Commission to place a moratorium on all new employment laws.

A ruling by the Court of Appeal has opened the door to taking the length of time an employee has been working for a firm into account when making decisions about redundancies.

Problems with late payments and unilateral changes to payment terms and conditions have been described by a business group as one of the main barriers to a return to economic growth.

The national minimum wage for adults is to rise to £5.80 an hour as from October.

Reforms to the pension system, planned for 2012, run the risk of adversely affecting the flexibility of the UK’s labour market, it has been argued.

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