Would the Beecroft reforms really make a difference to Britain’s economy?
"Really, the Beecroft report is simply a list of all the employment laws that Adrian Beecroft and the people he talked to don’t like. Nothing more. It’s classic Politics of I Met A Man; long on opinion and anecdote, short on data and analysis..."
The Beecroft report has finally been published, both in its original form, as leaked to the Telegraph, and in its final official form. (Hat Tip to Signal for the links.) And what an anti-climax it is! Sure, many managers will read it and find things that they agree with. After all, most of us have our employment law pet-hates. Some will applaud the proposed cap on compensation for loss of earnings in discrimination cases, others will cheer the suggestion that TUPE protection of terms and conditions should only last for a year. The report contains all sorts of interesting ideas, though I’m not sure how workable some of them are. Doubtless someone better qualified than I am will give it a proper line-by-line fisking in due course.
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