Ministers have called for businesses to help the Government cut red tape
The Government has called on small businesses across the country to help it cut red tape and regulation.
Ministers have urged small businesses to help them tackle bureaucracy and red tape related to employment legislation.
The announcement coincides with the next stage of the Government’s Employment Law Review
Business minister David Willetts said: "Businesses regularly tell us that the burden of regulation is too high. So today we are giving them a chance to tell us exactly which rules they think need to be reformed.
"The Government is committed to growth and the Red Tape Challenge
is one way to make sure that we are getting out of the way and letting businesses do what they do best - taking people on and boosting the economy."
The review welcomes views from employers and other stakeholders on a range of issues including statutory sick pay, immigration checks, collective redundancies and the minimum wage.
Launched in 2010, the review has already led to action, including:
- The launching of an Employer’s Charter (PDF, 44kb) that reassures employers about what they can already do to deal with staff issues in the workplace.
- Consultations on a package of reforms to the employment tribunal system, aimed at encouraging earlier resolution of workplace disputes
- Launching a review of the compliance and enforcement regimes for employment law, with the aim of streamlining the system
- Removing the Default Retirement Age, thus removing significant paperwork obligations for employers and bringing wider benefits to the economy, making it easier for older people to continue working