Business management

Government pledge to tackle business red tape

The government has outlined the first phase of its plans to reduce the level of regulation affecting businesses.

Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

Pay rises remain under pressure

Firms are beginning to hire again as they recover from the recession, but above-inflation pay rises are still a rarity, a new survey has revealed.

Employers 'unconvinced' on value of new regulations

Firms have offered a mixed picture on the value to their businesses of a range of employment regulations.

Red tape needs 'cutting'

The coalition government has been urged to reduce the administrative burden placed on businesses by the need to comply with various regulations.

New European rules on private equity firms 'harmful', says CBI

The CBI has urged MEPs to reject sections of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive.

Employers get reminder on electronic filing

Firms are being reminded that they are now required to file their PAYE returns – forms P14 and P35 – online by 19 May.

Business tax breaks needed to fund skills investment

The economic recovery could be undermined if insufficient investment is made in boosting the skills of UK workforces.

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