Commenting on today’s leaked discussions about unfair dismissal rules, Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:
“We need to create a business environment in which companies can take risks and make swift, smart decisions about employment.
“Our present highly restrictive labour laws act as an impediment to this. They discourage businesses from taking on new workers. This is at a time when nearly 1 million young people are out of work.
“Companies go through protracted and complex programmes in order simply to change the balance of thei