21 February 2012
BCC: Govt must implement redundancy changes
The government must be more proactive in its approach towards updating legislation relating to redundancy in the UK, an expert has stated.
According to John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), it is imperative for the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance to make alterations to these rules sooner rather than later.
Mr Longworth - whose organisation is the national body for the UK's Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce - stated that Britain's redundancy laws are currently "archaic and damaging" to the country's business sector.
For instance, the BCC official indicated that there should no longer be a need for a 90-day consultation period on job losses, as such a process should have become "obsolete" in the age of modern technology.
"Of course firms considering large scale redundancies should consult their staff, but effective consultations can be undertaken in a much shorter time period," he went on to say.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas