Employment law changes will not unleash ‘hire and fire’ frenzy

Commenting on new measures aimed at streamlining dismissal procedures for smaller businesses and reducing red tape which come into force on Friday, Tom Hadley, Director of Policy & Professional Services at the REC, says:

“Anything that encourages business to recruit has to be good news. However, the changes will not unleash a ‘hire and fire’ frenzy. Employers want to recruit and retain good staff, anything else is costly and a waste of time and effort”.

“Demand is starting to return to the labour market, but many employers remain cautious. More needs to be done to crank up the UK’s jobs machine, addressing red-tape concerns is part of this”.

“Government is right to make jobs and growth the priority. Reverting to dismissal rights only kicking in after two years will not have the dramatic impact on workers that some are predicting”.

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