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
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
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