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Basic skills lacking among school leavers, says business

Businesses are struggling to recruit young employees with sufficient basic skills, two business groups have claimed.

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P60s should go 'electronic'

Employers should be allowed to issue their staff with P60s electronically.

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Firms say jobs still under pressure

Jobs continue to be at risk during the economic downturn, with a significant proportion of employers contemplating redundancies over the next six months.

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Employers concerned over swine flu 'absenteeism'

Employers have been expressing worries that the swine flu outbreak may be encouraging absenteeism.

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New minimum pay rate for apprentices

The minimum weekly wage for apprentices has increased as from 1 August.

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Pay apprentices more, urges business group

Apprenticeships should be rewarded with a pay rise and should be given more government support, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has argued.

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Plans mooted to extend self-certification sick note period

Proposals are being discussed to allow employees to self-certify sick leave for a longer period during any swine flu pandemic.

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Incorrect tax codes affect millions of employees

There has been a rise in the number of queries that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has received concerning incorrect employee tax codes.

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Drop in sick leave at private sector firms

Employees working for private firms are taking less time off sick, a new report has revealed.

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Small business internships would help graduate employment

The government has been urged to create 5,000 graduate internships in smaller businesses as a way of combating rising unemployment among those leaving university.

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