Employees

Chancellor to offer one-year employer NIC holiday

The emergency Budget is to give new businesses a one-year break from paying employers’ national insurance contributions on the first ten staff they employ.

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Tax changes should go 'hand-in-hand' with growth plans

The Chancellor must temper measures aimed at reducing the deficit in the public finances with plans to help businesses innovate, grow and employ, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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Deficit reduction policies must not 'hit' small firms

A business group has urged the government to combat the budget deficit in a way that does not harm smaller firms.

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Sick leave shows a drop

The average employee took 6.4 days off sick last year, the lowest rate since 1987, a new survey has revealed.

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CGT change a 'risk' to employees and investment

As many as 200,000 vital business investors could be affected by a significant rise in capital gains tax, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.

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Fall in pay freeze settlements

Fewer firms are imposing pay freezes, a new study has revealed.

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Business alliance warns CGT increase could hinder recovery

A group of leading business owners has urged the government to reconsider plans to introduce a large rise in capital gains tax.

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Job vacancies show slight improvement

Job vacancies across the UK have registered a modest rise, according to a new report.

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