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Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Brian Binley Brian Binley Conservative, Northampton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the recommendations in the British Chamber of Commerce report entitled, Workforce Survey—Small Businesses.

Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

This Department is leading the cross-Government Employment Law review and is looking at all evidence about the operation of the underpinning legislative framework and burdens on business, including from the British Chambers of Commerce, other business representative groups, trade unions and other stakeholders. A key objective of the review is making it easier for a business to take on staff. The review will also consider ideas that emerge from the Red Tape Challenge aimed at facilitating the recruitment of employees by businesses. Where we can make legislation easier to understand, improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary bureaucracy, we will.

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