Report on employment law to be published

A report on employment law, known as the Beecroft report, will be published this week.

The report, written by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft and commissioned by prime minister David Cameron’s former chief policy adviser Steve Hilton, is likely to include the following proposals:

• Delaying the pension reforms, which would force employers to provide pension schemes for all employees from October 2012.

• Stopping the planned spread of flexible working to allow all employees to request changes to their standard working week. It recommends instead a voluntary code of conduct.

• Cutting to 30 days the consultation period for an organisation planning a redundancy programme.

• Reforming the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Tupe) rules, which transfer public sector conditions if a service is taken over by a private organisation.

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