03 November 2011
Minister calls for employment law changes
A minister believes the government should take further action to reform the UK's employment law system in order to stimulate the economy following the recession.
Speaking at an event hosted by the Federation of Small Businesses, employment minister Chris Grayling stated he believes the administration should look to reduce the amount of red tape present in Britain in the current climate.
Mr Grayling - who is also MP for Epsom and Ewell - explained that the country currently has one of the best records for health and safety in workplaces, but this is somewhat undermined by the amount of legislation firms have to face.
He went on to state that he has a simple philosophy on health and safety based on the view that the government should be tough on those organisations that risk death or serious injury but then "leave the rest to work with as little interference as possible".
"My aim is to rebuild our regulatory system so it does just that," the official added.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson