Employees

Job growth continues to rise albeit at a slower pace

The job market expanded again last month, but the rate of growth slowed down.

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Push up retirement age, European Commission recommends

Retirement ages across the EU should rise as life expectancy increases, a new paper from the European Commission has proposed.

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Pay gender reporting could backfire, says CBI

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

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Business reservations over immigration cap

Business groups have expressed concerns over government plans to introduce a ceiling on non-EU immigration to the UK.

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Pension system to see radical reforms

The government is planning to accelerate moves to raise the state pension age for men to 66 as part of a major overhaul of the pensions system.

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Emergency Budget 2010: tough measures for tough times

Not for a political generation or two has a Budget generated such intense interest. Pre-announcements by the Coalition Government had prepared everyone for large-scale changes to the tax system and for deep public spending cuts.

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Emergency Budget 2010: employers offered national insurance boost

It has been a matter of policy for the government to reverse plans of the previous administration to push up national insurance contributions by 1 per cent as from next April.

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