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Apprentices 'deserve' minimum wage

All apprentices should be paid an hourly national minimum wage, the TUC has said.

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Workplace pension schemes not always keeping savers informed

A number of workplace pension schemes are failing to provide their members with clear enough information about the choices open to them on retirement.

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More part-time jobs needed

Employers that advertise full-time vacancies in job centres may be encouraged to allow part-time workers and job sharers to apply for them.

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Small firms to receive more help with apprenticeships

The government has launched a new scheme to help small businesses take on more apprentices.

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Income tax requires '7p hike'

To tackle the UK’s massive public debt, the basic rate of income tax should be raised by 7p in the pound, a leading think tank has said.

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Put retirement age up to 70, argue employers

A leading employers’ group, the Institute of Directors (IoD), has called for a radical overhaul and simplification of the pensions system.

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Government delays introduction of employment regulations

The government has chosen to put back the implementation of the EU temporary worker’s directive until the last possible date in an effort to maintain labour market flexibility.

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Consultation launched on new paternity leave plans

The government has published its consultation document on plans to extend paid paternity leave.

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UK businesses becoming more productive

British businesses are showing signs of improvement in an area where they have long and traditionally lagged behind the international competition: worker productivity.

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More funds going into workplace pension schemes

Both employers and employees have stepped up their level of investment in defined contribution pension schemes over the past two years.

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