Employees

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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Emergency Budget 2010: Speech begins

The Chancellor, George Osborne has risen to his feet in the House of Commons at 12.30 pm and has embarked on what is regarded as one of the most important and far-reaching Budget speeches in a generation.

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Government confirms minimum wage increase

The Government has confirmed that the recommended rises in the national minimum wage made by the Low Pay Commission will come into effect in October.

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Call for over-haul of UK labour laws

The CBI has put forward a series of proposals aimed at changing labour market and employment rules.

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Chancellor to offer one-year employer NIC holiday

The emergency Budget is to give new businesses a one-year break from paying employers’ national insurance contributions on the first ten staff they employ.

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Tax changes should go 'hand-in-hand' with growth plans

The Chancellor must temper measures aimed at reducing the deficit in the public finances with plans to help businesses innovate, grow and employ, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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