John Leach MP for Manchester has come up with his top ten achievements from the mid term report. I noticed another I thought worth a top ten finish. The Employee Ownership Association reported :
Government Progress on EO highlighted in Coalition Audit (4th para on page)
￼On Monday the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister published its Mid Term Review - a 46 page document listing the Government’s achievements since the last election across policy areas. It includes points such as reducing the budget deficit, reforming public services, improving school standards, freezing council tax and increasing income tax allowances and says that Government will make “further improvements to labour markets by: extending the right to request flexible working to all employees and creating a system of shared parental leave; introducing a new employment status of ‘employee shareholder’; and taking forward many of the recommendations of Graeme Nuttall’s independent review of employee ownership in 2013”. A subsequently leaked audit of achievements to date reveals that Government plan to ensure an injection of private capital into Royal Mail, including opportunities for employee ownership, as flagged in the Postal Services Act 2011, which reserved at least a 10 per cent stake for employees. It also reinforced plans for the new employment status of Employee Shareholder. You can read more here.
We ought to couple with that Jo Swinson statement that the government are not going to tarnish the brand bu calling their silly Osborne inspired idea to swap workers rights for share 'Employee Ownership'
John's top ten were