Daily Archives: June 11, 2012

Jim Pickard

The huge Lib-Tory row over plans to let bosses “fire at will” appeared to end in a victory for Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat business secretary, who was opposed to the “Beecroft” plan.

Under the proposals written by Adrian Beecroft, a venture capitalist – and pushed hard by former Downing Street policy chief Steve Hilton – employers would be able to sack staff in return for a payout. But this was dropped. Read more