Enterprise adviser reappointed by Cameron

Employment Law & HR update 17/11/2011

The former enterprise adviser, Lord Young, has been reappointed to the position, the Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed.

Following several ill-advised comments relating to the recession, such as 'people had never had it so good during this so-called recession,' Lord Young resigned his position in November 2010.

Despite the Prime Minister calling the comments 'unacceptable,' at the time, Lord Young will now be advising on enterprise-related matters once again.

Lord Young's unpaid work will focus on 'reducing the burden on business from health and safety regulations,' according to the government. He will also help to phase in the implementation of the suggestions outlined in his report, entitled 'Common Sense, Common Safety,' across numerous governmental departments.

The role will allow Lord Young to finish the report - which focuses on enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to grow through removing barriers blocking their expansion, such as over-zealous health and safety requirements.

It will also help to ensure that the government is doing 'all it can' to boost enterprise and growth across the country.

However, concerns have already been raised about Lord Young's reappointment. Toby Perkins, shadow small business minister, said that it proved that the government was both 'out of touch' and 'out of date.'


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