Tags: Vince Cable

Chancellor wants an above inflation rise in the minimum wage

Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday submitted the government’s final analysis on employment and the economy for the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). The LPC will consider this as part of wider evidence when making its recommendations on National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for this year. Last September, the Business Secretary also asked the LPC to…

Vince Cable launches consultation into zero-hours contracts but says there will be no ban

Companies could be banned from imposing exclusivity on zero hours contracts which offer no guarantee of work and stop employees from working for another company, under new proposals announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable. These measures come as part of efforts to boost fairness for workers. In a consultation launched yesterday (19 December 2013), the government…

Are Vince Cable’s proposals on employment law going to make it easier to dismiss staff?

Expert comment on proposed changes to employment law, from Jane Crosby, Solicitor at Hart Brown Vince Cable announced that he is intending to begin a consultation process on three main issues to do with employment law which are employment tribunal fees, reducing the cap on unfair dismissal awards and looking at ways to encourage settlement…

Semta welcomes Vince Cable’s vision for the future of British industry

New strategy includes £165 million skills boost Advanced manufacturing and engineering key to UK growth Leading sector skills council Semta has welcomed the government’s new industrial vision which puts advanced manufacturing and engineering at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and includes funding to improve skills provision. Semta supports the advanced manufacturing and engineering…

CBI responds to government plans on executive pay

The CBI responded to the Secretary of State for Business Dr Cable’s announcement on plans to reform executive pay and introduce binding shareholder votes. John Cridland, CBI Director-General, said: “This substantial package of measures strikes a balance, by giving shareholders increased transparency on pay and providing ways to hold Boards to account, without getting them…

Government announces radical changes to the employment law system

Business secretary Vince Cable today announced what he called “the most radical reform to the employment law system for decades. During a speech to EEF, the manufacturers organisation, Cable announced the results of a consultation on resolving workplace disputes and the Red Tape Challenge review of employment law. A package of measures will include an…