May’s New Policy Guru Proposed Slashing Employment Rights

A plan up his sleeve: George Freeman MP

A plan up his sleeve: George Freeman MP

Theresa May’ new policy guru George Freeman MP has a plan up his sleeve to slash workers employment rights and cut wages  according to the Daily Mirror.

Freeman was made head of Mrs. May’s policy board last week. His policy paper written with Kwasi Kwarteng MP called  ‘The Innovation Economy Industrial Policy For The 21st Century’, was written three years ago and published by the right wing Free Enterprise Group. It advocated the minimum wage and public sector pay being “regionalised”.

According to The Mirror he also believes people working in new firms should have no employment rights, possibly including maternity pay, paid leave and no minimum wage and advocated Britain’s biggest firms should pay just 10% corporation tax.

He has also suggested: “We should exempt new firms for their first three years from employers’ national insurance, business rates, corporation tax and employment legislation and that green energy subsidies could be “abolished”.

Labour’s Jon Ashworth MP said: “The new Prime Minister may offer warm words about reaching out and putting working people first – but her actions show that those at the top of the Tory Party will do nothing for working people.”

Both Downing Street and Mr Freeman declined to comment to The Mirror .

 

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