Business management

Government urged to drop time to train regulations

The government should consider scrapping plans to give employees the right to ask for time off to train.

Majority of school leavers up to the job

Many school leavers are well prepared for work, a new study has claimed.

Call to reform maternity and paternity leave

The maternity and paternity leave system needs a major overhaul, according to a report from a leading business group.

New paternity leave plans may be amended

New rules which will allow fathers to take longer periods of paternity leave could be changed by the coalition government.

Changes may reduce occupational pension payments

The government has laid out plans to change the way that payments are calculated for final salary pension schemes.

SMEs urged to tackle problem of late payment

Too many smaller firms are failing to safeguard themselves against the problems posed by late payments.

Pay gender reporting could backfire, says CBI

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

First meeting for red tape committee

A new Cabinet committee, tasked with the job of reducing the heavy burden of red tape on business, has convened its first meeting.

More needs to be done to assess the impact of red tape

The quality and scope of regulation impact assessments need to improve, a report has recommended.

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