Category Archives: Legislation

Change for change’s sake

My typically positive outlook has been tested greatly in the last 2 weeks.  There was I looking forward to a new year, and all the challenges and rewards it will doubtless bring in varying measure. Have I been allowed to … Continue reading

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Rights for Shares Consultation – will you bother?

In my last post I urged any of you with a view on the Government’s “Rights for Shares” proposal, to shoehorn those views into the narrow scope of the Consultation document.  I’m interested to know if others share my view, … Continue reading

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An exchange with the Minister for BIS

Last week I was fortunate enough to put a question to Jo Swinson, the Minister for Business Innovation and Skills via her live webchat hosted by the Chartered Management Institute (transcript here). As I said in my question (reproduced below), … Continue reading

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Workers of the world unite

Earlier this week, George Osborne the Chancellor of the Exchequer made his speech to the Conservative Party conference.  You may just have heard about it (!), you may have seen it, and/or you may have seen the subsequent explosion of … Continue reading

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Shaping Government Policy – it’s my turn

Before I say anything of substance in this post, I must begin by saying that I have no empirical evidence for the claims I am about to make. As I write this I am a passenger in a car hurtling … Continue reading

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Sick of waiting – a response to the Government’s equal pay audit announcement

Last week, Lynne Featherstone MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary for equalities) delivered a statement setting out the Government proposal for imposing equal pay audits on businesses that lose an “equal pay” case at tribunal.  Written ministerial statement here.  In fact, the … Continue reading

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In pursuit of true flexibility

 In 2010 the Coalition Government first stated its intention to extend the existing flexible working regime to enable all employees regardless of their circumstances, to make a request to vary their work pattern.   The proposal was duly included in the … Continue reading

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