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Equal Marriage Plans Reveal Government's Deep Unease Over Gay Sex

(0) Comments | Posted 25 January 2013 | (14:04)

I am a passionate believer in marriage equality. Why should the state prevent people marrying on the basis of religious objections? Or prevent religious congregations which wish to marry same sex partners from doing so? Thus it was very disappointing to note that the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2013...

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What Does Cameron's EU Speech Mean for Employment Law?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 January 2013 | (14:50)

In a long awaited speech David Cameron has set out his vision for the European Union. If the Conservative party are elected they will seek to reform the EU considering, among other things, whether 'the balance is right' in areas such as 'social affairs', which includes employment legislation....

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Government to Force Unemployed to Take Jobs With Few Employment Rights?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (17:46)

The Government has responded to its short consultation on employee ownership which would allow employees to give up some employment rights such as unfair dismissal in return for shares. Unusually, BIS did not issue a press release - perhaps hoping the shocking details will be lost as the...

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Owner-employees - Worse News Than Beecroft

(0) Comments | Posted 11 October 2012 | (15:04)

Few marketing executives would clamour for an endorsement from Adrian Beecroft given the press's negative reaction to his plans to make it easier to fire workers. However, this is exactly what George Osborne's new plan to create 'owner employees' has received. Adrian Beecroft reportedly called the plans "a...

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