from the de burr website
"Changes to unfair dismissal rules which could save nearly £6 million a year for British business have been announced today by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Chancellor George Osborne.
Today’s decision will see the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal extended from one to two years. This will come into force on 6 April 2012."
this is sensible for small businesses, but mad for employers of 20+ staff as it will lead to abuse. e.g 23 month contracts