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Keep apprenticeships affordable, says CBI

Apprenticeship wages should not be set at such a level that they price people out of training, it has been argued.

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Jobcentres failing to help small businesses

The Jobcentre Plus network needs urgent reform if it is to combat rising unemployment and to help small firms recruit new employees.

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HMRC announces harmonised interest rates

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced the new interest rates that will be charged for and paid on late and overpaid taxes.

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Government proposes extension to paternity leave

Fathers are to be given the right to take up to six months of paternity leave in order to look after their children, the government has announced.

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Imminent rise in the minimum wage

Employers are being reminded that 1 October sees increases in the hourly rates for the national minimum wage.

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Holiday sick leave ruling could be open to 'abuse'

A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given employees the right to ask to claim back leave if it has been affected by illness.

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HMRC and Companies House team up on online filing

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Companies House have announced that they have adopted a common approach to the online filing of company tax returns.

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Defined benefit pensions under growing pressure

Almost one in five defined benefit pensions schemes have been closed to employees who are already members, a new survey has found.

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Firms advised against employment law 'complacency'

The recent rise in the number of tribunals, fuelled by recession-lead redundancies, should alert firms to the importance of complying with employment law.

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