Tags: David Cameron

Cutting back on Health and Safety is not a good move

David Cameron’s recent vow to “kill off health and safety culture for good” is unhelpful and misleading, according to a leading workplace health consultancy. North West based consultancy [email protected] commented on the Prime Minister’s pledges to cut back on health and safety legislation because of the cost to businesses and red tape involved. As much…

The Prime Minister believes shareholders should be able to vote on executive pay

There should be no reward for failure, the Prime Minister has said, claiming that excessive payouts to company executives are “ripping off shareholders” – and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) agrees, at least with the first point. While stating that it was not a government’s role to tell companies what they can pay people,…

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) – the representative body for recruitment businesses in the UK – says our first coalition government since the second world war has the right intentions but must take more action on jobs and regulations. Taking stock of the Coalition Governments first 100 days, REC Chief Executive Kevin Green says:…

There is much rumour that Government will announce plans to withdraw the so called “Two Tier Code” in public sector outsourcing contracts in the near future. Whilst seemingly in keeping with the Government austerity drive and the externalising of public sector services, such a move nonetheless represents a significant policy change. The Code was first…

Transport minister Norman Baker has called on employers to allow staff to work one day a fortnight from home as part of the government’s push to cut transport congestion. Incentives could be introduced to encourage flexible working, and train companies will encouraged to overhaul how season tickets are sold, so people who only spend part…

Yesterday saw the dawn of a new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Among the issues that have already emerged from the negotiations between the parties, there are a number that may impact on employment law, pay and benefits. These include: 1. An end to plans for employers’ NI contribution rise, but the employee component will, most likely, still…

Martin Warren, practice group head of Eversheds’ human resources group, has claimed that the make-up of any new coalition government is likely to have an impact on the UK’s industrial action laws. He said: “One of the first tasks of the new government will be to seek to reduce the UK’s budget deficit through public-sector…

Almost two thirds of business leaders agree a change in government will bring improvements to the job market. With election polls pointing towards a change of government this week, a survey of senior executives by management careers site TheLadders.co.uk found the party that best represented the needs of the jobseeker was the Conservatives (37%), followed…

Following the election debates, political leaders have been accused of not addressing the reform of public-sector pensions properly. According to AXA Life, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg ‘touched on pensions issues’. The Conservatives have talked about capping public-sector pensions at £50,000 per year, closing the MPs’ final-salary scheme and asking an independent office…

As the leaders of the three main political parties join for the final of the groundbreaking televised debates on Thursday 29 April, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has raised key arguments which it believes are vital to strengthening economic recovery that each party leader should answer to. Small businesses are the UKs biggest employer…

In an effort to keep you abreast of the election issues, HRreview puts the spot light on the Tories’ pledges and the impact on recruitment: Economy and tax: •Abolish the rise in National Insurance Payments for anyone earning less than £35,000, paid for by £6 billion in efficiency savings in 2010/2011; •Make small business rate…

Over the next few days, the three main political parties are publishing their manifestos. But what do they mean to recruiters? Labour manifesto highlights the following pledges which could have specific implications for recruitment as well as for resourcing in the public sector. Economy and jobs: •An expectation that the economy will create one million…

David Cameron has said that the “all-pervasive rules culture” is one of the most infuriating things about living in Britain. Speaking to the Policy Exchange, he made it clear that the Conservatives will reduce the burden and impact of health and safety legislation – and that it will be done in a responsible and sober…