8 February 2016

Whither the red tape challenge? Whistleblowing, illegal workers and other developments to watch out for in 2016

Remember the red tape challenge? It was a Government initiative which was intended to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses.

The exercise appears not to have been an unqualified success. A report in the Financial Times published towards the end of the last Government's time in office suggested that whilst the Government had removed £1.2bn worth of regulation since 2010, it had added £4.3bn of new regulation. Against that backdrop, it is perhaps unsurprising that 2016 looks like being another busy year for HR professionals. We discuss below some of the key upcoming changes.