Employees

Employee ownership backed by Government

British businesses are to be given more education and support on becoming employee-owned firms, the minister for employment relations Jo Swinson has announced.

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Employee-owners 'a niche idea', says CBI

A Government proposal for a new kind of employment contract has been labelled 'a niche idea' by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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Default Retirement Age officially ends

Employers are no longer able to force older workers to retire once they reach 65 years of age following a gradual phasing out of the Default Retirement Age (DRA).

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Agency Workers Regulations a 'drag' on businesses, says CBI

Regulations that stipulate the same employment and working conditions for agency workers as permanent staff are costly, time consuming and prevent job creation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

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Regulation locking disadvantaged groups out of employment, says FSB

Increased regulation for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is locking disadvantaged groups out of the workforce, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

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Northern Ireland launches scheme to tackle unemployment

Businesses in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to take part in a new Government funded scheme by offering work experience or full-time positions to young people currently out of work.

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Half a million individuals saving into a pension by Christmas, says Government

The Department of Work and Pensions estimates that over half a million people will be saving into a workplace pension scheme by Christmas, owing to the start of auto-enrolment in just over a week's time.

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Employers aware of ageing workforce health issues

More than a third of businesses believe that health issues arising from an ageing workforce will have an impact on their organisation, a survey by Aviva has found.

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Small firms 'vital' to economy and employment, says business group

Small businesses are 'vital' in aiding economic recovery and slowing the rate of unemployment in the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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Health and safety inspections to be scrapped for low risk businesses

Hundreds of thousands of businesses will no longer face health and safety inspections under plans announced by the Government.

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