Business management

New IT security guide for SMEs launched

A new guide aimed at helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make their IT systems more secure has been launched by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

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Automatic pension enrolment: Employer duties outlined in guidance

The Pensions Regulator has published guidance for businesses that will be subject to automatic pension enrolment duties which are being phased in from this October.

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Workers to reclaim holiday if they fall sick on leave

Workers who fall ill whilst on holiday will have a legal right to take additional paid leave at a later date, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.

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HR management vital for SMEs

Small businesses should not overlook the 'fundamental' role that human resources (HR), or people management, can play in driving long term performance, says the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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School leavers should be taught basic work skills

The education system should be doing more to teach youngsters the basic skills needed in the work place, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Reforms to allow shareholders a say on executive pay

Reforms affecting the way top executives are paid are to be brought forward, the Government has announced.

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Employers to be given greater powers to remove staff

The Government has announced plans to introduce new legislation making it easier for firms to dismiss under-performing workers.

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Change in website cookie law unsettles businesses

UK businesses have voiced concern over new EU laws that affect the ways websites store personal user data, following last minute legislation alterations.

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£100 million of SME funding open to alternative lenders

The Government has opened up £100 million in funding to alternative lenders wishing to invest in small businesses.

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A third of SMEs unaware of business partner debts

Small businesses are being urged to check the financial status of business partners and suppliers before doing business with them.

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