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THE YEAR AHEAD: 2017 and all that

02 December 2016  

Will Hampshire and Richard Kenyon outline ten key developments that the next 12 months have in store for employers and their advisers

Back at the beginning of the 19th century, skilled artisans in the textile industry were locked in a fierce battle with a rising class of industrialists. The Luddites smashed the new looms which they said produced cheap, inferior goods that threatened their way of life and protested against wage cutting and the use of unapprenticed youths as cheap labour. The state deployed the army and introduced legislation banning trade union organisation and making loom smashing a capital offence. People were killed on both sides and a number of Luddites were hanged.

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