Red tape delusion: why deregulation won’t solve the jobs crisis

Red tape delusion: why deregulation won’t solve the jobs crisis
Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Trade Union Congress
Publisher
TUC
Date of publication
31 March 2010
Series
Touchstone Pamphlets
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business, People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This pamphlet takes a reality-based view of the relative merits of flexible and regulated labour markets. It examines the link between labour market flexibility and economic performance and asks whether the UK is over- or under-regulated, or has it about right. It looks at the arguments of those who are still calling for Britain to rein back its already limited system of regulation and demonstrates that there is no case for the argument that UK labour market regulation needs to be pared back still further. The evidence in fact, argues the TUC, mostly favours the strengthening of the regulatory framework.

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