Employees

Deficit reduction policies must not 'hit' small firms

A business group has urged the government to combat the budget deficit in a way that does not harm smaller firms.

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Sick leave shows a drop

The average employee took 6.4 days off sick last year, the lowest rate since 1987, a new survey has revealed.

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CGT change a 'risk' to employees and investment

As many as 200,000 vital business investors could be affected by a significant rise in capital gains tax, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.

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Fall in pay freeze settlements

Fewer firms are imposing pay freezes, a new study has revealed.

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Business alliance warns CGT increase could hinder recovery

A group of leading business owners has urged the government to reconsider plans to introduce a large rise in capital gains tax.

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Job vacancies show slight improvement

Job vacancies across the UK have registered a modest rise, according to a new report.

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CGT rise may 'hit' business investment

Government plans to increase the rate of capital gains tax on non-business assets could, nevertheless, have a negative impact on businesses, it has been argued.

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Queen’s Speech confirms tax plans

The government used the Queen’s Speech to flag up measures aimed at reforming the tax system for both businesses and individuals in order to make it “fairer and simpler”.

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