PAYE and NI

Taxes still weigh heavily on businesses, says IoD

The real tax burdens on business are much heavier than just those imposed by corporation tax, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

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Cuts in NICs would encourage job creation

Small firms would be more likely to take on new staff if they were given the incentive of a reduction in national insurance contributions, a new survey has suggested.

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EU moves to cut admin burden for smaller firms

New rules agreed by the EU could help smaller businesses deal with the amount of admin involved in running their enterprises.

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Skills shortage hampering recovery

A lack of skills among the national workforce could apply a brake to the rate at which the economy recovers.

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A quarter of employers looking to freeze pay

One in four employers are planning to offer no wage rises this year, a new study has revealed. Others have changes to their pension arrangements in the pipeline.

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HMRC announces new advisory fuel rates

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published the latest advisory fuel rates for company cars.

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Health and safety rules a hindrance to business

Almost a half of firms believe that health and safety regulations are a burden to comply with.

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Red tape burden something of a myth, says CIPD

The idea that British businesses are clogged and tied by red tape doesn’t bear scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has argued.

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Employers taking more optimistic view on job creation

Employers are adopting a longer-term approach to recruitment and hiring as optimism about the future increases.

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Employers finding it hard to get new staff

High unemployment numbers haven’t made it any easier to recruit the right workers, a new report has claimed.

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