How will the new government's key promises impact employers?

As the dust begins to settle following a General Election outcome that no one predicted, we consider what this means for employers.

A Conservative majority government was unexpected but brings with it the prospect that the Tories will actually be able to turn their manifesto promises into law, without having to agree compromises as an inevitable consequence of a coalition government.

Many people take the view that the previous coalition government has transformed the landscape for employers and employees alike. Employment figures were recently reported as being at an all-time high and the introduction of the new Employment Tribunal Fees system has significantly reduced the number of claims submitted, to name but a few changes.

With the new government’s overriding aim being to achieve full employment in Britain by backing British businesses and minimising bureaucracy, the next five years could be an exciting time for commercial growth in the UK.

So what are the Conservatives’ key promises which may impact on employers?

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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.