UK Government Announces Revised Timetable for Employment Law Reform

March 19, 2013

The Government has announced an updated and revised timetable for the implementation of its proposed employment law reforms over the next two years.

The Government’s Employment Law Review was launched in 2010 to improve flexibility and efficiency in the labour market and reduce barriers to growth and job creation. Now that it is half way through that review, some significant changes have already been implemented, including the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal from one to two years. From now until the end of this Parliament, the Government plans to move to a more intense phase of implementation.

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