Business Regulation

New regulations to outlaw blacklisting

The government is to introduce new rules making it illegal for members of trades unions to be denied employment through blacklists.

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Business groups' wish lists for the pre-Budget Report

Over the past weeks, business organisations have been submitting their recommendations to the Chancellor ahead of the pre-Budget Report.

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Tax incentives and better regulation 'help' green policies

Tax breaks and a simplification of both regulations and information can help encourage more small firms to embrace environment friendly policies, a new survey has revealed.

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Prompt payment will help smaller businesses

The government is urging very large companies to make sure that smaller suppliers are paid on time.

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More employees than ever planning to work longer

The effect of the recession on pensions, savings, investments and property values has pushed up the number of people who are contemplating longer working lives, a new study has revealed.

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Employment laws included in Queen’s speech

The government’s last Queen’s speech before the next general election contained a number of measures affecting business and the economy.

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Keep new business regulations on hold and review red tape

There should be a freeze on new business legislation until the government has had the chance to assess the effects of red tape on smaller firms.

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Tax breaks and supportive regulations urged for start-ups

Small firms that have just started up should be allowed to benefit from tax exemptions in the two years of trading, a new report has argued.

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Pay audits not efficient way of closing the gender earnings gap

Pay audits have been described as a blunt instrument when it comes to helping to combat the gap in earnings between men and women.

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New rules proposed for employment agencies

The government has set out a series of new regulations affecting the conduct of agencies that supply temporary workers.

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