Business management

Firms get reminder on corporation tax changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder about important changes that will be affecting corporation tax this April.

Employment tribunal system requires urgent reform

A leading business group has urged that the current employment tribunal system be reviewed in order to cut down on the number of spurious claims that are being lodged.

Private sector pay rises could be sub-inflationary

The pay awards granted by private firms in 2011 could lag behind the rate of inflation, a new report has suggested.

Small firms struggling on pensions

The workplace pension contributions made by smaller firms are failing to keep pace with the rising costs of pension funds, a new survey has found.

More thinking needed ahead of retirement age change

The government has been urged to clarify its thinking on the planned scrapping of the default retirement age in order to avoid the risk of extra tribunal claims.

HMRC launches second stage of PAYE consultation

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a new consultation document on ways of improving the PAYE system.

Government drops plans on equal pay rules

The Government has decided not to go ahead with new rules that would have obliged larger employers to disclose differences in pay between male and female employees.

Vow to remove barriers to business growth

The Chancellor’s autumn statement saw the government commit itself to further reforms of the business regulatory system in an effort to improve conditions for entrepreneurs.

Broad business welcome for migration cap

The government has announced a new cap on the number of migrant workers who can come to the UK from outside the EU.

Employers advised to prepare for new agency worker rules

Employers are being offered advice on how best to deal with the new temporary worker regulations that are due to come into force next year.

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