More than three-fifths (62%) of members of the Institute of Directors (IoD) believe that the Coalition Government has so far been "ineffective" on "simplifying employment law." In contrast, just over one in 10 (11%) say that it has been "effective" on this objective.
This is according to a survey of 1,277 IoD members on "the effectiveness of the Government's reform agenda."
Overall, IoD members would appear to be unimpressed by the Coalition Government's progress to date on its reform agenda:
When asked if they thought the Government's reforms had been effective or ineffective, business leaders felt they had been ineffective in every area - though it should be borne in mind that for some of the policy areas in question, reform can take several years to take effect. Reforms to the planning system were deemed to be the least ineffective, whilst the Government had struggled most at reducing tax complexity."Dealing with employment law is 'top of the list' for the IoD
As we reported last month, recently appointed IoD Chairman Ian Dormer has put "tackling employment law [...] at the top of the list" of his priorities for the IoD, according to an interview he conducted with the Daily Telegraph.
In this interview, Dormer said that venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft's controversial proposals for radical employment law reform to boost economic growth were "halfway there."
Dormer also shared his first impression of UK employment law when he started work at his father's business Rosh Engineering back in 1989: "I remember thinking, God, [employment law] is a pile of crap."
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- Beecroft report was inspired by 'hopeless' HR director, says Telegraph and Replace right to claim unfair dismissal with Compensated No Fault Dismissals, says leaked report commissioned by David Cameron XpertHR reports on venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft's proposals for radical employment law reform to boost economic growth.