Business management

Right to request flexible working to be extended

More parents are to get the right to request flexible working patterns.

Concerns raised over new business regulations

As the 2010 Equality Act comes into force, a leading business group has expressed worries over the effect that new business regulations will have on the ability of the private sector to create jobs and drive the recovery.

Majority of employers not ready for pension reforms

Just 20 per cent of the UK’s smaller employers have started to assess the likely financial impact of planned major reforms to the pensions system.

EU maternity leave proposals deemed 'unaffordable'

A leading business group has described changes to maternity leave planned by the EU as “unaffordable”.

Employers unprepared for older workforces

A third of UK workers could be aged over 50 by 2020, but employers are not ready for the changes, a new report has claimed.

Concerns over centralised PAYE proposal

A leading business group has expressed worries over suggestions that employees’ gross pay could be transferred to a central HM Revenue and Customs’ computer.

Press ahead with pension reforms but simplify them, says CBI

The CBI has urged the government to continue with the planned schedule for introducing workplace pension reforms that will see all employees automatically enrolled in a retirement scheme.

Businesses should not have to administer pension reforms

Firms should not be expected to assume the role of administrator for the pension reforms that are set to be introduced in 2012, a leading business group has argued.

Small businesses urged to comply with the law on pay

Smaller firms are being encouraged to examine their pay systems to make sure they are not breaching the law on equal pay.

Employers should update HMRC payroll systems

Employers who use HM Revenue and Customs’ employer CD-ROM with which to manage their payrolls are being advised to update it as soon as possible.

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