Business management

Workers soon to get right to ask to train

Employers are being reminded that new rules on the training rights of employees come into force in April.

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New business regulations come into effect this April

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October.

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Regulation burden is 'hampering' enterprise

The cost to business of complying with government regulation is running at £80 billion a year, a report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed.

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EU committee proposes longer maternity leave

A committee of the European Parliament has produced draft legislation which, if it is approved, would extend maternity leave.

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Managers leave their jobs in growing numbers

The number of managers who left their positions rose last year even in the face of the recession, a new report has revealed.

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Focus business policy on small firms

The government should put the needs of small firms first when drawing up business policy.

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New fit note scheme could save businesses millions

The introduction this April of the ‘fit note’ scheme could save UK businesses £240 million over the next decade, the government has claimed.

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TV series to offer advice on business operations

A new television series is aiming to increase awareness among smaller firms of the business records they need to keep.

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Health and safety growing in importance to firms

Businesses are adopting a more 'hands-on' approach to health and safety issues, a new survey has suggested.

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