Regulations

Employee ownership backed by Government

British businesses are to be given more education and support on becoming employee-owned firms, the minister for employment relations Jo Swinson has announced.

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Default Retirement Age officially ends

Employers are no longer able to force older workers to retire once they reach 65 years of age following a gradual phasing out of the Default Retirement Age (DRA).

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Agency Workers Regulations a 'drag' on businesses, says CBI

Regulations that stipulate the same employment and working conditions for agency workers as permanent staff are costly, time consuming and prevent job creation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

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Businesses to pay for their own failed health and safety inspections

Small businesses that fall foul of health and safety regulations must now cover the cost of their own health and safety inspections under new rules which came into force on 1 October.

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Regulation locking disadvantaged groups out of employment, says FSB

Increased regulation for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is locking disadvantaged groups out of the workforce, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

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Half a million individuals saving into a pension by Christmas, says Government

The Department of Work and Pensions estimates that over half a million people will be saving into a workplace pension scheme by Christmas, owing to the start of auto-enrolment in just over a week's time.

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Cuts to red tape will 'boost business', says Government

Small and medium sized businesses are most likely to benefit from new steps to reduce business regulations, according to the Government.

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Health and safety inspections to be scrapped for low risk businesses

Hundreds of thousands of businesses will no longer face health and safety inspections under plans announced by the Government.

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Businesses urged to include disabled customers

SMEs are being urged to harness the £80 billion potential spending power of disabled people in the UK by ensuring that their goods and services are accessible to all.

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Employment tribunals: cheaper for employers to settle?

Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.

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