PAYE and NI

Income tax requires '7p hike'

To tackle the UK’s massive public debt, the basic rate of income tax should be raised by 7p in the pound, a leading think tank has said.

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Put retirement age up to 70, argue employers

A leading employers’ group, the Institute of Directors (IoD), has called for a radical overhaul and simplification of the pensions system.

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Government delays introduction of employment regulations

The government has chosen to put back the implementation of the EU temporary worker’s directive until the last possible date in an effort to maintain labour market flexibility.

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Consultation launched on new paternity leave plans

The government has published its consultation document on plans to extend paid paternity leave.

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UK businesses becoming more productive

British businesses are showing signs of improvement in an area where they have long and traditionally lagged behind the international competition: worker productivity.

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More funds going into workplace pension schemes

Both employers and employees have stepped up their level of investment in defined contribution pension schemes over the past two years.

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A third of firms keep wages on hold

One out of three firms have imposed wage freezes on their employees this year, a new study has found.

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Extra working hours could become paid leave

The government is looking at plans to offer employees the chance to build up additional paid leave.

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New graduate internship programme for small businesses

The government is to establish a special internship scheme aimed at helping smaller firms recruit graduates.

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Reminder on changes to the national minimum wage

Employers are being reminded that new hourly rates for the minimum wage have come into effect.

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