The controversial Beecroft report is expected to set out plans to radically overhaul employment law provisions.

The investigation, commissioned by David Cameron, looked into how to make it easier to hire and fire workers. It is thought that the Prime Minister is keen to implement some of the proposals quickly, although it is not clear which elements will be introduced.

Possible amendments to employment laws include reducing the time for collective redundancies, a relaxation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations and delaying the introduction of auto-enrolment.

The proposals were first leaked last autumn and were met with anger at the possible watering-down of many regulations. The contentious document is already reported to have sparked angry reactions within the Coalition.

Vince Cable, Business Secretary, told the BBC that the plans had taken “the wrong approach”.

Among the other recommendations were calls to stop the extension of flexible working for all employees. Instead it suggested employers take this up on a voluntary basis.

Further suggestions include scrapping equal pay audits and introducing an online immigration system. This would enable employers to easily check a person’s employment status.

The Department for Business, Industry and Skills is expected to release the report later this week.