Tinkering hurts UK job creation

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Too much regulation can lock people out of the workforce, claims the Federation of Small Businesses, in a message to all political parties as the Labour Party conference got underway.

FSB regional chairman and Sheffield businessman Gordon Millward said: “Taking a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t always work.

“Too many policymakers don’t think about the consequences of policy for small firms or for the people that are on the outside of the jobs market, trying to get in.”

The FSB argues that “constant tinkering” with the system is undermining flexibility and means fewer jobs are created.