Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Immigration cap worries businesses

The government's proposal to limit the number of skilled workers coming to the UK from outside of the EU has prompted concerns among the business community.

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Review of IR35 'long overdue'

The IR35 regime requires a comprehensive review, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

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Chancellor urges banks to up business lending

The Chancellor, George Osborne has called on the UK’s banks to improve the level of access that smaller firms have to finance.

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Government publishes a raft of tax consultations

The Treasury has issued nine consultation papers on various aspects of the personal and business tax system in what amounts to a far-reaching overhaul of the entire regime.

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Prospect of rise in energy costs for business

Businesses have been warned that they could see a steep rise in energy costs over the coming years.

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New paternity leave plans may be amended

New rules which will allow fathers to take longer periods of paternity leave could be changed by the coalition government.

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