IOD calls for right to request flexible working to be abolished

The Institute of Directors has presented a radical and almost cost-free plan for growth which includes banning the right to request flexible working.

The Institute of Directors has presented a radical and almost cost-free plan for growth which includes banning the right to request flexible working.
The 24-step pro-employer plan includes introducing a minimum £500 employee deposit in employment tribunals "to deter weak cases so that managers can focus on business growth" and abolishish the right to request flexible working and time off for training. It says flexible working legislation "creates red tape for firms and does little or nothing to boost flexible working".
Miles Templeman, Director-General of the Institute of Directors, said: “The Government wants to maximise the opportunities for economic growth, but it has little or no money with which to do it. Today we have identified two dozen growth boosting measures that will cost taxpayers little or nothing. By adopting these measures, the Government’s growth strategy would be enhanced immediately. We urge ministers to seize this opportunity.
“The Government’s deficit reduction strategy is central to improving growth prospects and the overall business environment, but the Government also needs to reform the supply-side of the economy to boost the private sector. Many of the measures we have proposed today are long overdue and would improve the UK’s infrastructure and the functioning of its labour market.”





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