Employees

Business alliance urges scrapping of NIC rise

A coalition of the UK’s leading business groups has set up an internet petition calling for the planned 1 per cent increase in employers’ National Insurance Contributions to be dropped.

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Budget should centre on spending cuts not tax rises

The Chancellor should focus on reductions in expenditure rather than on tax increases when he delivers the final Budget before the next election.

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EU committee proposes longer maternity leave

A committee of the European Parliament has produced draft legislation which, if it is approved, would extend maternity leave.

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Managers leave their jobs in growing numbers

The number of managers who left their positions rose last year even in the face of the recession, a new report has revealed.

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New fit note scheme could save businesses millions

The introduction this April of the ‘fit note’ scheme could save UK businesses £240 million over the next decade, the government has claimed.

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Campaign to alert fathers to paternity rights

The government is to run a leaflet and poster campaign in order to raise awareness among working fathers of their paternity entitlements.

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New job creation could be squeezed by spare capacity

New jobs may be at a premium during the early stages of the recovery as the
majority of firms are still running below capacity.

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Flexible working means 'healthier' employees

Employees who work flexible hours enjoy better physical and mental health, it has been claimed.

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Employers get reminder of move to online filing

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending out letters to employers over the next few weeks alerting them to significant changes to the way that employer annual returns are to be filed.

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Flexible working 'not always' to employers’ advantage

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has said that the introduction of flexible working patterns doesn’t invariably work to the benefit of employers.

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