Tags: Red Tape

The Hidden Threat to Recruiters

Nick Woodward, MD at Etz Timesheet Solutions, says many recruitment agencies do not realise that inefficient admin processes can have a deadly “domino effect” across the whole business.     When 61 recruitment agencies went bust in 2010, with hundreds of millions trapped in overdue client payments, it was a powerful warning of the way…

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…

Staff frozen out as pensions drawbridge rises

The number of businesses that have closed their final salary pension to all of their staff has jumped by a third, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) revealed today. Its latest Annual Survey found that almost a quarter (23%) of pension schemes are now shut to both new staff and to future contributions from…

Calls to cut red tape put UK employment regulations in the spotlight

UK business groups and think tanks have called for major cuts to red tape in order to boost the economy and cut unemployment, suggesting in particular that proposed greater parents’ rights, the national minimum wage and the Agency Workers’ Regulations should be put under the spotlight. The news follows the launch of the government’s Red…

Ministers launched campaign for suggestions about how regulations can be improved

Businesses have today been called upon by ministers to “help tackle employment-related law, bureaucracy and red tape” in the latest phase of the Employment Law Review.For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge will focus on more than 160 different cross-Government employment related regulations. The campaign asks for a variety of suggestions about how…

Goverment urged manufacturers to take the red tape challenge

For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge will focus on 140 different regulations that affect manufacturers and producers. The Challenge asks whether the Regulations are good and should be retained or if they are burdensome or redundant and should be scrapped. The campaign also asks for suggestions on how regulations can be improved…

The Equality Act to be reviewed by the Red Tape Challenge

The way the government drives a fairer society has come under the spotlight on the Red Tape challenge website, which invites businesses, voluntary and community organisations to tell government how to cut bureaucracy and boost business. The Equality Act 2010 has already replaced nine major pieces of legislation and scrapped another 100 sets of regulations…

New de-regulatory initiative ‘a waste of time’

The Government’s announcement of its latest move to gather de-regulatory suggestions from the public has been met with scepticism by the Institute of Directors (IoD). The Red Tape challenge website was launched last week by the Prime Minister and Business Secretary Vince Cable. It aims to give the public a chance to have their say…

The Institute of Directors (IoD), a leading UK employer association, has urged the Government to reduce the burden of employment law on British businesses. It seems that businesses are now obliged to abide by literally thousands of different rules, making complying with the regulations a complex and often very expensive Alistair Tebbit, a spokesperson for…