Labour Market

Legacy EU legislation harming worker productivity


In the Media

Matthew Lesh quoted by Web Pro News

In the Media

Matthew Lesh quoted by InfoSecurity Magazine

Len Shackleton writes for CapX

IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Len Shackleton has written for CapX on how leftover EU legislation is hurting the UK labour market.

Len wrote:

“The length of that list is testimony to the EU’s endless appetite for regulation. Pages of pension regulations, orders about environmental designation in the tributaries of the Upper Thames, detoxification of animal feed – all human, and indeed non-human, life is there.

“The point about all this stuff is that none of it was initiated by the UK government, and it rarely received any sort of scrutiny in Parliament.

“Given sharply rising sickness absence – most of which is for self-reported minor illnesses, back pain and stress – perhaps we should look at the incentives which may be contributing to this trend. Revoking the ability to build up holiday entitlement when not working is one minor adjustment we could make.”

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