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The times they are a changing.....

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EmployEasily Legal Services

EmployEasily Legal Services

EmployEasily Legal Services
Today the Government announced details of the first steps in their comprehensive review of UK employment laws and the the Department for Business, Skills & Innovation (BIS) and the Ministry of Justice’s Tribunals Service launched a public consultation on resolving workplace disputes.

Combine today's announcement with the recent reform proposals set out by Lord Justice Jackson, not least the abolition of recovery of Success Fees and ATE insurance premiums from unsuccessful opponents ("recoverability"),essentially the end of 'no win, no fee' claims, many will be wondering what all of this reform will mean to the access to justice of litigants in the future.

Have the Government gone to far with their proposals or are they finally getting to grips with the view of UK businesses?
 
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

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Interesting. The reviews of UK employment law and resolving workplace disputes will obviously concern many businesses in Scotland.

But Lord Jackson's proposals presumably only apply to England & Wales? That doesn't mean they're not important to us, of course, but maybe not quite so pressing.

Mike
 
EmployEasily Legal Services

EmployEasily Legal Services

EmployEasily Legal Services
But Lord Jackson's proposals presumably only apply to England & Wales? That doesn't mean they're not important to us, of course, but maybe not quite so pressing.

Mike
You're absolutly right Mike. There are a number of differences, albeit not major ones, in the way some things are handled south of the border, but other debates on reform are also looking at aligning things nationally in order to cut out waste so although Lord Jackson's proposals might not impact Scotland directly at the moment, they may in the not too distant future.
 
Adventurelife

Adventurelife

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Typical government response. They know they have a issue and a major one but instead of addressing it they will play around the edges for years.

The elephant in the room is the huge numbers of very highly qualified people in the developing nations with more masters and phd's that you can shake a stick at. They are all very determined to get work and as the communication infrastructure gets better by the day businesses will increasingly look off shore for talent.

This is extremely serious for the governments growth plans as even if businesses are growing they will invest in overseas talent so tax will be avoided and then not spent in this country.

The west is now in a economic battle with the developing nations and unless we get our act together we are going to get destroyed.

Even in my small business world , more and more of my investment and recruitment is targeted offshore as investing here just gives me pain for very little return
 
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