Employees

Pension contributions declined during recession

The arrival of the recession in 2008 resulted in a drop in overall pension contributions, the first since records began in 1995.

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Confusion for very small firms on electronic filing

Small businesses with fewer than five employees appear to have a year’s grace in which to comply with new rules requiring firms to file their annual employers’ returns electronically.

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Pension funds back in the black

The improving economic climate has seen the funds of the UK’s final salary pension schemes move into a surplus for the first time in nearly two years.

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Long-term sick leave rules could hamper recruitment

Rulings handed down by the European Court of Justice on long-term sick leave are making it more difficult for smaller employers to take on staff.

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Recession takes its toll of training budgets

The economic downturn has had a significant impact on the funds invested by businesses in training.

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Payroll

Administering your payroll can be time consuming and burdensome, diverting energy and resources from the core activities of your business.

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Huge numbers failing to save for retirement

Almost two out of three private sector employees are not saving for a pension, official figures have revealed.

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Reversing NIC increase would boost tax receipts, says IoD

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued that changing the decision to increase national insurance contributions would generate higher tax receipts in the longer run.

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Sharp increase in number of jobs

The labour market is enjoying a rapid rate of expansion, a new survey has revealed.

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Threat of double-dip recession fades

The UK economy seems to have sidestepped the dangers of a double-dip recession but still faces many risks, a new study has claimed.

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