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Brexit and IndyRef2: What does it mean for employment law?

A future government under pressure from business would be unconstrained from deregulating UK employment law, writes Luke Hutchings

20 March 2017

In today’s tactical age of gimmicks, buzzwords, and a political landscape in global turmoil, there is nothing more frightening to the Westminster elite than the phrase ‘Indyref2’. Scotland voted strong when it came to remaining in the European Union and if you are inclined to believe the media hype – this could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we know it.

In turbulent political times like these, it can pay to be future thinking when it comes to possible legal changes. One of the warnings put forward from the ‘Remain’ camp in the EU referendum was that a future Conservative government, liberated from Europe, might swiftly unpick many hard-won employment rights that Brussels bestowed upon us. It’s safe to say that some individuals on the ‘Leave’ side have been enthusiastically calling for a bonfire of ‘red tape’ following the Brexit decision, including employment ri...

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