Regulations

Government outlines measures to tackle late payments

Business groups will be given new powers to tackle unfair payment practices under measures announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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Regulation not the answer for labour market, says CIPD

Changing employment regulation will have little effect on the UK labour market, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and The Work Foundation.

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Small employers not prepared for auto-enrolment

The majority of small and micro-employers have not set up a workplace pension scheme ahead of their auto-enrolment staging dates, according to research by the National Employment Savings Trust.

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Government scheme approves 25,000th business loan

The Start Up Loan Company has approved 25,000 business loans, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Company accounts filing deadline

Auto-enrolment contribution increase could affect small firms

Employers and employees in small businesses could struggle to comply with an increase in auto-enrolment pension contributions, according to a report by the Association of Consulting Actuaries.

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Red tape cuts save businesses billions

Government cuts to regulation have saved British businesses £10 billion over the past 4 years, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Government curbs holiday pay ruling

Employers may see the potential costs caused by the November 2014 holiday pay ruling reduced after the government announced measures to limit employees' ability to claim backdated holiday pay.

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Small firms suffer from poor payment practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Auto enrolment hits 5 million milestone

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has reached 5 million, according to the Pensions Regulator.

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