Business management

Government acts to change unfair dismissal tribunal system

Staff who believe they have been unfairly dismissed could, in future, face extra barriers when taking their employers to an employment tribunal.

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VAT rise could put pressure on smaller firms

As many as one in three of small businesses will struggle to cope with the recent VAT rise, a new survey has claimed.

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Plans to give parents more flexible leave

The Government has indicated it plans to provide working parents with a greater degree of flexibility in the leave they are allowed to take.

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Allow employees time off to volunteer, says business group

Employers should be encouraged to allow workers time off work to take part in volunteer schemes.

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Employers express dismay at retirement age change

Employers’ groups have voiced worries at the Government’s decision to go ahead with plans to abolish the default retirement age of 65.

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Government confirms end of default retirement age

The Government has said that, according to plan, the default retirement age of 65 is to be phased out between 6 April and 1 October 2011.

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Job creation plans must include smaller firms

Small businesses must be central to Government strategies for private sector job creation, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Interns should be paid wages

Interns who work for three months or longer should be paid a wage, a business group has argued.

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