Employees

SMEs warned about contractor tax obligations

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) hiring self-employed contractors are being warned about the risk of avoiding their tax obligations.

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Trust in senior management falters in wake of executive scandals

Corporate and executive scandals are eroding employee trust in their employers, warns the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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HMRC's new RTI system flawed, says Parliamentary group

HMRC's switch to the Real Time Information (RTI) system - designed to modernise the way PAYE payments are recorded and calculated - could face potential problems, a new report has warned.

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Pension providers accused of misleading savers over hidden costs

Pension providers are misleading savers over additional costs and charges on their pension schemes, says a report by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

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Lack of retirement support could affect businesses

Two thirds of employers offer no structured retirement support to their older workers, research from Aviva has found.

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Cost of auto enrolment likely to cause pay freezes

Nearly one in six employers believes that the costs of the upcoming pension auto enrolment will result in a cut or freeze to employee wages, a new report has warned.

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Skills shortage a worry for mid-sized firms

Medium sized businesses in the UK are being held back from achieving their full growth potential as a result of severe skills shortages, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has said.

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£200 million worth of free shares given to workers last year

UK firms gave more than £200 million worth of free shares to employees last year, according to an annual survey by IFS.

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Number of employment tribunal claims down, but backlog continues to grow

The number of employment tribunal claims fell to 186,300 during 2011-12, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.

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New tax guidance for employers on company paid healthcare

New guidance on the tax implications for companies offering paid healthcare for their employees has been published.

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