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Labour seeks annulment of CRATUPEAR

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An Early Day Motion has been tabled in parliament, calling for the annulment of the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which came into force on 31st January 2014.

Signed by Ed Milliband, Chuka Umanna and a host of other Labour bigwigs, this is an unexpected development given the lack of opposition during the consultation and legislative phases.

What does it mean?  Well, for the moment, CRATUPEAR is in force.  But the Early Day Motion calls for its annulment, not just a repeal.  So it's a bit of a mess - anyone relying on the changes made by CRATUPEAR is at risk.  But since Labour doesn't command a majority of the House of Commons, the Early Day Motion is unlikely to pass.

Oh dear.  Watch this space.