Shadow Business Secretary: Employment law changes are 'extraordinary'

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has told ITV News it is "extraordinary" that the Government is making things "easier" for businesses to dismiss staff.

The Labour MP said: "Our economy hasn't grown for three consecutive quarters."

He added: "It is extraordinary that the thing this government thinks it should be doing is making it easier to fire people as opposed to hire people and that is why watering down people's rights at work is really a distraction."

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Unfair dismissal payouts capped

Workers will face a cut in how much compensation they can win for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals. The Business Secretary Vince Cable is set to also announce he's dropping plans to make it easier to fire under-performing staff.