Regulations

Chance to offer views on business rates revaluation

Firms are being reminded that they can express their views on the transitional arrangements for the next business rates revaluation.

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Parking tax system could be 'abused'

Honest firms may find themselves penalised by the new Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) scheme, it has been claimed.

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New minimum pay rate for apprentices

The minimum weekly wage for apprentices has increased as from 1 August.

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Keep new temporary worker regulations simple

Employment groups have called on the government to ensure that new rules giving temporary workers the right to equal treatment do not add to the administrative burdens of employers.

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Company accounts filing deadline Corporation tax return date

Small firms 'confused' over health and safety regulations

The confusion and uncertainty that many smaller businesses experience when it comes to complying with health and safety rules could be costing millions each year.

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Plans mooted to extend self-certification sick note period

Proposals are being discussed to allow employees to self-certify sick leave for a longer period during any swine flu pandemic.

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High Court hearing for retirement age case

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

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Review could signal end of compulsory retirement age

The government’s announcement that it is to bring forward a planned review of the default retirement age could mean that employers may lose the right to force staff to retire at 65.

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