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Review urges firms to engage with their employees

An independent review has said that involving employees fully in the future of their firms will help businesses to innovate and take advantage of new opportunities.

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High Court hearing for retirement age case

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

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Pension funds deeper in deficit

The financial shortfall for pension funds worsened in June, according to official figures.

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Review could signal end of compulsory retirement age

The government’s announcement that it is to bring forward a planned review of the default retirement age could mean that employers may lose the right to force staff to retire at 65.

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Penalty warning on late P11D(b) Returns

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said that, as from 13 July, it has started to send penalty notices to employers who have not yet filed their 2007-08 form P11D(b) Annual Returns.

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CBI proposes alternative to redundancy

A radical alternative to laying off staff could see workers, whose firms are suffering a fall in demand, paid to remain at home.

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Scrap right to enforce retirement at 65, says Committee

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

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Employers give backing to training scheme

Train to Gain, the government’s flagship skills programme, has won the support of employers, according to a new survey.

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Employers looking to freeze pay

Over a half of employers are planning to keep wages on hold during the next round of pay talks, a new survey has indicated.

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Minimum wage mooted for apprentices

The government has asked the Low Pay Commission to look at the case for introducing a national minimum wage for apprentices.

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