Small Business News | Government to protect SME workers

The coalition government has launched a pilot scheme to try and crack down on the bosses of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) who treat their staff poorly.

Alistair Darling, trade and industry secretary, has recently outlined government plans to protect vulnerable workers and reveal employers who fail to meet the minimum health and safety standards. In London and Manchester, two pilot schemes have been set up which will bring together industry gurus from unions, businesses, enforcement and advice bodies. The panels shall be working with an eye to strengthening enforcement procedures, secure fairer working conditions, give employees the chance to develop skills and ensure that bosses can understand and comply with UK employment law.

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