Employees

Comprehensive Spending Review: training and higher education

The coalition government has made much of the need to re-balance the economy in the run-up to the spending review.

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MEPs urged to vote down new maternity leave rules

A leading business group has called on the European Parliament to reject plans to extend maternity leave on full pay to 20 weeks.

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Less than one in five tax underpayments due to HMRC

Only about 20 per cent of taxpayers who have already received or will get letters informing them that they have underpaid their tax through the PAYE system will have the sums written off.

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Uncapped fees rather than graduate tax for students

Universities should be allowed to set their own fees for students, Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding has proposed.

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Jobs market experiences weakening growth

The British labour market is showing signs of slowing down, according to a new report.

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Marriage tax break may help balance loss of child benefits

There has been speculation that the government may reinstate tax breaks for more married couples as a way of offsetting plans to scrap child benefit payments for higher earners.

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PAYE reforms will need time and money

Government plans to introduce far-reaching changes to the PAYE system are worth exploring, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has said, but will involve substantial amounts of time, money and attention to detail if they are to work.

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HMRC to stop sending out NIC cards

As part of its cost saving programme, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it is to stop issuing plastic national insurance cards.

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