The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed measures aimed at resolving workplace disputes.
John Walker, National Chairman, said:
“We welcome the principal of a new role for ACAS in receiving all claims.
However, compulsory ACAS “Early Conciliation” is a concern despite its initial attraction.
We would not support this unless satisfied that the process will not require the business to be legally represented, and, it is a genuine streamlining of the existing process rather than an additional administrative layer.
The Queen's Speech debate always offers interesting insights into the state of play here at Westminster.
As the Queen announced this morning, the government says it’s putting the economy right at the heart of its agenda for the next year.
Unions and business leaders have reacted to the Government's proposals for the year after they were set out at the Opening of Parliament.