PAYE and NI

HMRC and Companies House team up on online filing

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Companies House have announced that they have adopted a common approach to the online filing of company tax returns.

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Defined benefit pensions under growing pressure

Almost one in five defined benefit pensions schemes have been closed to employees who are already members, a new survey has found.

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Firms advised against employment law 'complacency'

The recent rise in the number of tribunals, fuelled by recession-lead redundancies, should alert firms to the importance of complying with employment law.

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Pay rises slip to record low

Average pay increases offered by UK firms have dipped to just 1 per cent, the lowest figure since records began.

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SME share scheme gets long-term EU support

A share scheme designed to help SMEs recruit and keep talented staff has been given the long-term backing of the European Commission.

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Government urged to fund more apprenticeships

The government needs to provide extra subsidies for apprenticeship schemes if unemployment among young people is not to become entrenched.

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Stakeholder pensions could be approaching 'obsolescence'

Sales of stakeholder pensions have fallen by 28 per cent in the last year, prompting speculation that the schemes are nearing the end of their usefulness.

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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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