Government launches “employing people” campaign

The government has launched a new campaign to advise small to medium sized businesses on employment law. Aimed at simplifying the process of getting vital information, the campaign will drive visitors to Business Links online tools, and interactive guides. It’s hoped that laws surrounding flexible working and equal pay will quickly be clarified to small businesses that may not be able to afford paying for consultants, or joining specialist networks.

The campaign will be branded with the title “employing people”. As well as launching an advertising campaign, the Department for Business will work with over 300 stake holder organisations and key bodies such as Confederation of British Industry (CBI), British Retail Consortium (BRC) and British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

Employment Relations Minister Pat McFadden said:

"Complying with legislation can be complex at times but employment law is often easier than business owners think. Instead of spending money on buying in professional advice on employment law, employers can get access to a range of easy-to-use, fully compliant documents that take only a few minutes to complete. In challenging economic times, it is all the more important that employers make full use of these free services.

Katja Hall, the CBI's Director of Employment policy, said: "

This is a welcome campaign, offering businesses helpful advice about how they can cut down on admin associated with employing people. Small firms in particular will appreciate the government's support and guidance being in one place, with the free tools a cost effective way to reduce time spent calculating things like sick pay."

Kieran O'Keeffe, Senior Policy Adviser at the BCC said,

"Our members - particularly if they are smaller firms- always struggle with employment law. Anything that the Government can do to promote simple guidance that cuts out unnecessary expense and paperwork is most welcome. The 'Employing People' campaign was promoted at our national conference this year and we will be helping to roll out a series of regional seminars over the coming months."

For more information on the Employing People Campaign and the tools it provides, visit



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