Business management

Small firms shun flexible working

Fewer than one in ten smaller employers allow their employees to work flexibly, a new study has claimed.

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Lack of publicity spend should mean freeze on new regulations

The government’s decision to reduce the amount of money it spends on publicising changes to employment laws should be matched by a freeze on new rules, a business group has argued.

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Pension plans could prove costly

The new automatic enrolment pension scheme, which is due to be phased in from 2012, could prove expensive for smaller firms, it has been claimed.

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Business migration rules could penalise smaller employers

Smaller firms could be unfairly treated if plans go ahead to allow large companies to sidestep the rules on the number of non-EU workers who are allowed to enter the UK, a leading business group has claimed.

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Government confirms employers must provide pensions

All British businesses, whatever their size, will be expected to offer employees the chance to join a workplace pension scheme, the government has confirmed.

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Government opens debate on corporate governance

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, took the opportunity of his address to the CBI annual conference to launch a review of the way the UK companies are run.

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MEPs vote for extended maternity leave on full pay

The European Parliament has given its backing to proposals that would see maternity leave on full pay extended to 20 weeks.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: employment and PAYE

It was widely expected that the spending review would focus on welfare funding. One of the areas to be affected by the cuts is employment.

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