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Government announces Employment Law Reforms - Not.

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A number of national papers floated leaks this morning about proposals due to be announced today to cap discrimination awards, reform TUPE and reduce redundancy consultation periods. See, for example, reports in The Telegraph and The Guardian.

But it's all turned out to be a damp squib. The government announcement, issued earlier this afternoon, simply states that the government will be "looking carefully at the arguments for reform" but that "legislation will not necessarily be the route to implement any change if there is a case for reform".

In other words, the government knows perfectly well it cannot slash away at TUPE, or cap discrimination awards, without the ECJ having something to say about it.

Daniel Barnett