Commenting on the Government's decision to delay implementation of new UK and EU regulations, David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:  

“With these announcements, the government is sending out a positive message to business. Additional employment legislation would be a real barrier to job creation at a time when unemployment could approach 3 million.     

Small businesses consistently report that new employment legislation is the area of red tape that is most harmful to growth.   

Smarter regulation - reducing the burdens on business - is opening up as a key battleground between the main political parties. This can only be good news for the UK economy.”