The Coalition government 2010-2015

Since they took power in May 2010, the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government has consistently undermined the employment rights of UK workers. Explore our interactive timeline to find out how.

2010-05-12 00:00:00

Coalition Formed

Nick Clegg leads the Liberal Democrat party into a coalition with the Conservatives.

2010-06-02 17:18:51

Cable announces deregulation plans

Business Secretary Vince Cable announces: - Creation of a "Star Chamber" to oversee the undermining of regulation, including the review of all regulation in the pipeline to be implemented.

2010-06-14 17:18:51

Lord Young asked to review Health and Safety Laws

Lord Young, former secretary of Margaret Thatcher's government, is appointed Adviser to the Prime Minister on health and safety law and practice and asked to review health and safety law. The IER later releases a briefing condemning this action and Cable's deregulation plans.

2010-06-21 17:18:51

LPC told to keep pay low

Employment Relations Minister Edward Davey urges the Low Pay Commission to keep wages down in order to maintain the "competitiveness" of small businesses.

2010-06-22 14:59:48

Emergency Budget sets out coming attack on workers

In his Emergency Budget, Chancellor George Osborne lays out a series of plans that work in the interests of the employer, and against the employee.

2010-07-22 00:00:00

Govt sacks thousands in regional closures

Closures to Governmnet Offices and Regional Development Agencies are announced, leading thousands of staff to lose their jobs.

2010-08-11 17:18:51

Consultation launched into brand new 'time to train' rights

New regulations are attacked immediately, with Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Minister John Hayes announcing the launch of consultation into the right to request time to train legislation, just months after it came into effect.

2010-09-01 17:18:51

One-in one-out rule comes into effect

One-in one-out rule on regulations that have a direct cost to businesses and organisations comes into effect on all rules proposed from January 2011. Every time such a regulation is brought in, a modification or abandonment of other rules totalling an equivalent cost must be made.

2010-10-01 00:00:00

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 comes in, but will be undermined by the coalition in the years ahead and the act is a disappointment to campaigners.

2010-10-01 20:45:55

Review into police pay and conditions launched

The Home Office launches a review into police pay and conditions led by lawyer Tom Windsor.

The Coalition government 2010-2015

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