BCC: No fault dismissal route would send the right message to business
15 Mar 2012
Commenting on the announcement made by the government today on proposals to launch a consultation on no fault dismissal rules, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
“Employers have long argued that rules around dismissal do not work for business, so a new no fault dismissal route would be an extremely positive step forward, and would send the message that the government is serious about de-regulation. If these proposals are given the go ahead, it would allow for the swift resolution of a dismissal, and some firms would be willing to pay a premium to achieve this.
“This is a big step in the right direction, but it should be part of a package of reforms, including reforming redundancy rules and introducing tribunal fees for claimants. A substantial overhaul of employment regulations will give businesses confidence to invest and grow, and in turn drive economic recovery.”
29 Oct 2014
Young Enterprise are urgently looking for a Business Adviser volunteer to mentor a group of 8 year 11 students at St Joseph's College in Ipswich who are running their own Young Enterprise Company from now until just before the end of this school year.
29 Oct 2014
The Pensions Regulator issues first auto-enrolment fines
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued its first fines to employers for failing to meet auto-enrolment duties.
It has issued three fixed penalty notices, each levying fines of £400 on employers, according to the TPR’s latest automatic-enrolment Compliance and enforcement bulletin.
28 Oct 2014
Suffolk Chamber President, Sarah Howard, interviews Matt Moss, Bury St Edmunds Chamber Vice Chairman
Matt talks about why he took on the role as Vice Chairman, why he joined the Chamber, the key issues facing Bury St Edmunds' businesses, the merger with Suffolk Chamber, the importance of the Business Festival, his career progression and what makes him tick. Click here to watch the video.