BCC comments on workers' rights proposals

Commenting on the government’s proposals for consultation on future employment legislation, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said:

“It is positive that the government is committing to work closely with businesses and civil society on any future changes to UK employment and health and safety laws. We will await further detail on how these proposals might work in practice.”

On separate proposals on labour market enforcement, Dr Marshall added:

“Businesses will welcome moves to strengthen enforcement measures against the tiny minority of employers out there who wilfully violate the law of the land to undercut their competitors.”


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