Business Regulation

Firms ignoring auto-enrolment duties

Small businesses are becoming more complacent with their auto-enrolment duties.

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Brexit: businesses support current employment laws

Employers are in support of the current employment law regime as negotiations to leave the EU take place.

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Employees in favour of flexible working

Full-time employee and applying for flexible working? Working adults favour flexible working to traditional office hours.

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Loss of skilled workers may impact business growth

More than half of small businesses fear skilled staff shortages in post-Brexit Britain.

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Businesses miss auto-enrolment deadline

16% of businesses who have applied for a workplace pension did so after their staging date, up from 1% in Q1 2016.

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National minimum wage rates from April 2017

The national minimum wage rate for workers aged 21-24 will increase to £7.05 an hour on 1 April 2017.

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SMEs leading export growth

SMEs are contributing to UK export growth with 63% now exporting.

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Rising costs biggest challenge for firms

Over a fifth of small businesses say rising costs will be their biggest challenge in 2017.

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Skill shortages affecting over half of London firms

Over two-fifths of small businesses face challenges recruiting the right staff.

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Firms and staff impacted by childcare costs

A third of businesses see childcare as a key factor in recruitment and staff retention, according to British Chambers of Commerce and Middlesex University.

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