11 September 2018

  |  CBI Press Team

Press release

"Ideological hostility to business leads to outdated and ineffective answers."

The CBI has responded to proposals for labour market reforms in a speech by Labour MP and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell at the TUC Conference.

Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

"The UK's flexible labour market is good for the economy and increasingly wanted by workers as they look to juggle other commitments, such as caring or studying.

"Once again, the Labour Party is asking the right questions, but an ideological hostility to business leads it to answers that are outdated and ineffective.

"Fairness and flexibility can and must go hand-in-hand. A better approach would be to ensure effective labour market enforcement, reform the tribunal system and promote better employee engagement in the workplace."