Labour Market

Labour regulations are a tax on jobs


In the Media

Emily Carver writes for Conservative Home

Energy and Environment

Christopher Snowdon writes for The Critic

Annabel Denham & Len Shackleton write for The Telegraph

Professor Len Shackleton, IEA Editorial and Research Fellow, and IEA Director of Communications, Annabel Denham, both criticised growing calls for labour market regulation.

In a joint op-ed for The Telegraph, Len and Annabel said government interreference in workers’ rights in areas such as working from home, and a four-day week would impose a one-size fits all approach which would stifle choice and flexibility

The pair argued: “regulation is in effect a tax on jobs, the burden falling largely on workers in terms of reduced pay and employment opportunities rather than on company profits“. 

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