Examination of Witnesses

Part of Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 10:40 am ar 19 Mehefin 2012.

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Tim Thomas: I am only going to comment on part 2 of the Bill, which covers employment law. I want to highlight one provision that I do not think will support growth, which is fines for employers. That is an area that we have followed for some time. We regard fines for employers as unlikely to support growth in the economy as a whole or to achieve the Bill’s aim, which is to ensure greater employer compliance with employment law in general. It is likely to increase the settlement regime and lead to more expensive settlements for employers and simply add to their costs, quite frankly.