Archive: Employment Regulations

Labour claims that Mr Beecroft's recommendations are not evidence-based

Beecroft blasted for recommending 'policy by parable'

Adrian Beecroft took a beating from MPs on the enterprise and regulatory reform bill committee today, as members of the Labour party aggressively questioned the findings of his controversial report.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Default retirement age will be dropped from October 2011

    Work till you drop?

    Employers will not be able to force 65-year-olds to retire from October 2011, the government has announced, giving older people the opportunity to continue working as long as they like.

  • British Airways suffers another five-day strike

    No deal for BA cabin crew as fresh strike begins

    The British Airways dispute over pay and job conditions entered the second of three five-day strikes today as cabin crew walked out again.

  • Christmas strikes loom for BA

    Christmas strike threat hangs over BA

    Festive holidaymakers could find their Christmas holidays disrupted if the threat of industrial action by British Airways cabin crew staff becomes reality.

  • William Wilderforce, who led efforts to abolish slavery

    The spirit of Wilberforce?

    The Lords will vote today on an amendment which could see new laws against slavery in Britain, in a move with overtones of William Wilberforce, the leader of the movement which abolished slavery.

  • The combined pension deficit of FTSE 100 index firms stood at £80 billion at the end of June this year.

    End of the road for final-salary pensions

    Nearly a quarter of FTSE 100 companies will be unable to pay off their pension deficits, a report has claimed.

  • Defended: UK succeeds in protecting working time opt-out

    Time called on opt-out talks

    The UK has preserved its right to opt-out of the EU's working time directive after long-running talks between the European parliament and government officials collapsed early this morning.

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