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Entrepreuners’ Nightmares in the UK

Comment 6th July 2010

AS A BUSINESSMAN WHO IS TAKING ALL THE RISKS, WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT TELL ME HOW I SHOULD RUN MY BUSINESS !

People take huge risks when they go into business. The success or failure of their businesses is highly dependent on external market conditions, speed of payment as well as competition, just to name a few and this is where their total focus is and should be.

But, entrepreuners in the UK get a very raw deal. Whilst they take ALL THE RISKS, it is the employees who get ALL THE RIGHTS and the Employers who get ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES!  Where is the logic?

Businesses can really only expand if (1) they take on staff and (2) the additional overheads can be covered by additional income. Not forgetting that by taking on staff, businesses reduce the government's unemployment burden and help the economy

However, in the UK, taking on staff, is taking on a liability. Entrepreuners have all kinds of knives hanging over their heads and they live in fear and a burden of responsibility to staff that totally takes away the entrepreunial spirit !

The freedom of the individual has been taken to its limit so much so that it is now commonly thought that enployers are always wrong and that employees are brainless and need all the protection they can get from the wrath of the employer.

IN BRITAIN, EMPLOYEES HAVE ALL THE RIGHTS AND EMPLOYERS HAVE ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES !  SHOULDN'T IT BE THE OTHER WAY ROUND.  IT IS THE EMPLOYER WHO IS TAKING ALL THE RISKS, GIVING THE EMPLOYEE A JOB AND REDUCING THE GIVERNMENT'S BURDEN !!

WHERE IS THE COMMON SENSE?

America is a land of opportunities, and entrepreuners do get a very fair crack at the whip for the risk they take!  Not so in the UK.

GOVERNMENT MUST STOP INTERFERING. THROUGH THIS INTERFERENCE, SMALL BUSINESSES ARE BEING STIFLED  AND A HUGE IMBALANCE HAS DEVELOPED.

LET MARKET FORCES DICTATE.

SUGGESTED CHANGES TO LAW AND REMOVING THE BURDEN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES :-

Removal of compulsory entitlement to annual holidyays – Let market forces decide whether it should be 10 days, 15 days or 20 days? Every country is different and why should we feel that we should have the same level of holidays as some other country.

Reduction of Maternity  rights -Yes, we must be human, but within reason.

Removal of Peternity rights – This has gone overboard and emplyers are suffering.

Removal of Minimum wage – This distorts the market and is artificial – Let market forces decide. Employees may suffere in the short term, but long term,  British industry will become healthier, leaner and more competitive in the eyes of the rest of the world. Businesses will definitely take people off the dole queue even in this recessionary climate.

Redundancy Pay – Bring back entitlement period to 24 months form current 12 months. 12 months is too short.

Unfair dismissal Laws – Remove or minimise circumstances that can give rise to this claim. Employees are not as innocent as the giovernment seems to believe. It is also a huge cost to the taxpayer and the business community to have to fight totally illegitimate claim cases.

Give More rights to employers for instant dismissal.

Remove Health and Safety burdens for employers. Employees are not blind or stupid. They CAN refuse to take on a job if they are not happy with the H & S arrangements. Again market forces must be allowed to dictate.

Generally -Remove laws that take away the small business entrepreunerial spirit and make them guilty until proved otherwise !

AS A BUSINESSMAN WHO IS TAKING ALL THE RISKS, WHY SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT TELL ME HOW I SHOULD RUN MY BUSINESS ! BUSINESSES NEED TO BE IN CONTROL – RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT! THE BIG BROTHER DICTATES EVERYTHING.

 

 

 

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Why does this matter?

It lays down the foundation for a free market, which must find it's own equilibrium point to be able to take Britain forward. Briain is no longer an economic power and the sooner we realise that the better. We need to get off the high horse that we are trying to stay on by constantly talking round the subject. Reality is different.


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