Business management

Red tape reforms may change rules on unfair dismissal claims

In future, employees may have to work for longer before making a claim for unfair dismissal.

Government confirms employers must provide pensions

All British businesses, whatever their size, will be expected to offer employees the chance to join a workplace pension scheme, the government has confirmed.

Government opens debate on corporate governance

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, took the opportunity of his address to the CBI annual conference to launch a review of the way the UK companies are run.

MEPs vote for extended maternity leave on full pay

The European Parliament has given its backing to proposals that would see maternity leave on full pay extended to 20 weeks.

Comprehensive Spending Review: employment and PAYE

It was widely expected that the spending review would focus on welfare funding. One of the areas to be affected by the cuts is employment.

Help for smaller firms to cut their carbon emissions

The Carbon Trust Standard has made it easier and more cost effective for the UK’s SMEs to cut their carbon footprints and to reduce their energy costs.

MEPs urged to vote down new maternity leave rules

A leading business group has called on the European Parliament to reject plans to extend maternity leave on full pay to 20 weeks.

Health and safety rules stifling businesses

The government’s review of the UK’s health and safety laws needs to concentrate on removing administrative barriers to enterprise and business growth, according to the Forum of Private Business.

PAYE reforms will need time and money

Government plans to introduce far-reaching changes to the PAYE system are worth exploring, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has said, but will involve substantial amounts of time, money and attention to detail if they are to work.

Make laws on strikes more stringent, says CBI

The CBI has called on the government to toughen the rules on strike action.

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