Business management

Government pledge to tackle business red tape

The government has outlined the first phase of its plans to reduce the level of regulation affecting businesses.

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Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

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Pay rises remain under pressure

Firms are beginning to hire again as they recover from the recession, but above-inflation pay rises are still a rarity, a new survey has revealed.

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Employers 'unconvinced' on value of new regulations

Firms have offered a mixed picture on the value to their businesses of a range of employment regulations.

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Red tape needs 'cutting'

The coalition government has been urged to reduce the administrative burden placed on businesses by the need to comply with various regulations.

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Employers get reminder on electronic filing

Firms are being reminded that they are now required to file their PAYE returns – forms P14 and P35 – online by 19 May.

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Business tax breaks needed to fund skills investment

The economic recovery could be undermined if insufficient investment is made in boosting the skills of UK workforces.

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