Government should stand firm

The government should stand firm in its opposition to European Union social reform proposals which would burden employers with more red tape, according to the Confederation of British Industry. Speaking to business leaders in Birmingham, CBI director general Digby Jones said France’s six-month presidency threatened to put the economic reforms of the Lisbon Summit in […]

The government should stand firm in its opposition to European Union social reform proposals which would burden employers with more red tape, according to the Confederation of British Industry. Speaking to business leaders in Birmingham, CBI director general Digby Jones said France’s six-month presidency threatened to put the economic reforms of the Lisbon Summit in reverse, by concentrating on regulation rather than innovation. He highlighted as particularly burdensome a potential EU directive which would force companies with over 50 employees to extend workplace consultation on a wide range of decisions.