Cameron Tells Employers “Don’t Be Afraid”
In a speech to the CBI this morning, David Cameron has put the case for “radical business deregulation”, including reforms to employment laws. These are intended to promote growth, but will also make it easier for businesses to hire & fire.
“Look at What this Government is Doing”
Without giving any new details on what employment law reforms will be introduced this Autumn, the Prime Minister had a clear message to employers: not to be afraid, but to look at what his government is doing:
“And it’s why we are rewriting employment law so it encourages vital high growth firms to hire new workers.
My message to companies afraid of taking on workers because they fear costly employment tribunals is…
…don’t be – look at the action we are taking.
People who ask: “what do radical deregulation and reforming employment law have to do with the immediate priority of getting growth?” miss the point.
The answer is simple: If we want a new economy and a new type of growth we have to act to make it possible.
I’m not interested in ideological arguments about intervention versus laissez faire.
I want an industrial strategy that works.”