Business Regulation

Zero hours contracts consultation opens

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has launched a consultation into the understanding and use of zero hours contracts.

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Car insurance premiums too high

Car insurance premiums are too high and should be reduced through "far-reaching" reforms, a report by the Competition Commission has said.

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Pension costs deter business investment

Seven out of ten businesses say the cost of running a defined benefits (DB) pension scheme is stifling their investment intentions, according to a new survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Standard Life.

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Business births up by 8,000 in 2012

The number of new business registrations in the UK increased by 8,000 (3.1 per cent) in 2012, data from the Office for National Statistics has shown.

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Businesses urged to consider succession planning

Farmers in Northern Ireland are being urged to put proper succession plans in place in order to protect their businesses.

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Business group launches guide for new employers

Many growing businesses are unsure about their obligations when taking on employees for the first time, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Forgotten invoices cost SMEs dear

UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) could be losing up to £3.7 billion as a result of poor internal systems and financial accounting, according to a survey by Exact.

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Scottish procurement reform to help small businesses

Changes to Scottish procurement rules will make it easier for small businesses to bid for public sector contracts, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Payday lenders face tougher rules

There will be 'tougher requirements' for payday lenders and 'stronger protection' for consumers when the Financial Conduct Authority takes over regulation of the consumer credit industry in April 2014.

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End of auto-rollover energy contracts for businesses

Small businesses will no longer be locked into 'automatic rollover' energy contracts after five of the UK's 'big six' energy companies agreed to end the practice.

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