Election 2015: Proposed employment reforms

Pre-election purdah is upon us and election fever is sweeping the country with no doubt many of us looking forward to the excitement of the BBC’s traditional 'swingometer'.

Some commentators believe this will be one of the most unpredictable general elections with voters turning their backs on the established parties. Certainly UKIP's rise has made the outcome of the election, and the results in dozens of seats across the country, more unpredictable than in past elections. The latest YouGov poll following last week's debate puts the Conservatives at 32%,Labour 36%, Liberal Democrats at 8% and UKIP at 13%.

Whilst the key areas of education, health and the economy understandably take centre stage, employment reform is still very much on the agenda. Below is a summary of the key employment reforms put forward by each of the main parties.

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Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.