Employees

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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Pensions shake-up a mystery to half of workers

The biggest UK pensions change in decades remains a mystery to 10 million workers, the latest Workplace Pensions Report from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Business travel is unproductive, say employees

Over a quarter of business travellers say the experience is having a negative impact on their job satisfaction, a YouGov survey commissioned by Concur has found.

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Government to act on apprenticeship review

The Government has pledged to revamp the apprenticeship system and make it more beneficial to SMEs following recommendations in a review published last week.

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School leavers ill equipped for work, say businesses

Eight in ten businesses believe school leavers lack the basic skills needed for work and that more should be done to get them prepared for employment, research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

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State pension pay outs range from £7 to £230

British pensioners are receiving anything from £7 to £230 a week in state pensions, according to data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Employee training side-lined for red-tape compliance

Small businesses are turning to more affordable training solutions to ease resources stretched by red-tape compliance, according to research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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Employment tribunals: cheaper for employers to settle?

Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.

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'Make or break' point for employers, says CIPD

One in three private sector firms are holding on to staff despite low levels of demand, a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel (CIPD) has found.

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