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New employment rules worry businesses

New regulations scrapping the default retirement age and extending paternity leave could harm businesses, a new survey has claimed.

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Firms need more help to recruit apprentices

The Government’s aim to create thousands more apprenticeship places over the next few years could be undone by the current economic climate.

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Regulation exemptions need to be made clearer

A leading business group has urged greater detail on the Government’s promise to exempt very small firms from new UK regulations.

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HMRC gives reminder on changes to tax payments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded businesses that a number of important changes to the way that taxes are paid come into effect this month.

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First dip in household disposable income in three decades

The extent of the challenges facing the UK economy were set in perspective with the news that take home pay for the average British household fell last year for the first time since 1981.

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Small businesses question impact of the Budget

While the Budget may not have any adverse effects, small businesses have voiced scepticism over the benefits it will deliver, according to a recent snapshot survey.

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50p rate tax likely to be dropped at some stage

The 50 per cent income tax rate looks set to be scrapped at a future date.

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Budget 2011: business reaction (I)

By and large, business groups extended a welcome to the Budget, but some expressed doubts about whether the Chancellor had done enough to stimulate a private sector led recovery.

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