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TRIBUNALS PLAN FLAK

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Councils have objected to Department of Employment proposals to streamline the industrial tribunal system. The depa...
Councils have objected to Department of Employment proposals to streamline the industrial tribunal system. The department has suggested that the practice of tribunal chairs hearing cases alone should be extended.

But in a joint response, the local authority associations and the Local Government Management Board said: 'Lay members' input to the system is the best way of avoiding an excessively legalistic approach.'
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