In November 2011, Vince Cable announceced that the government will be seeking views on a proposal to introduce “compensated no-fault dismissals” for “micro firms” (i.e. firms with fewer than 10 employees). Mr Cable also stated that the government would be seeking to radically slim down existing dismissal procedures, which are considered to be too lengthy and unfair to both parties, and to introduce a “simpler, quicker and clearer dismissal process”.