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News - 15 October 2005
Business cannot support extensions to parental leave
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Director General, David Frost, has raised objections to Government proposals to extend parental leave. He has pointed out that impact on business at a time when many are struggling to make ends meet could be very damaging.
David Frost, said, "The issue for businesses is that plans to extend parental leave could not only be an administrative nightmare, but could leave firms without key staff for long periods of time. While employers want to actively support flexible working, the Government must realise that extending parental leave at such an unprecedented rate will add more confusion and pressure to firms who are already struggling to compete. This country is becoming less competitive, the UK economic climate is worsening and the Government needs to offer our firms support at this difficult time rather than burdening them with more damaging employment legislation."
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