Regulations

Income protection reforms proposed

Income protection for employees should be built into the workplace to ensure people are properly protected in the event of long term sickness or injury, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

Small firms want auto-enrolment delay

More than 9 out of 10 employers who have not yet started automatically enrolling employees into a workplace pension would like to delay until the government has confirmed final details of the upcoming pension reforms.

Electronics regulations under review

A review of the way regulations for the electronics sector are enforced will be conducted by a leading industry body, the government has said.

Businesses back EU rethink

The majority of British businesses favour a renegotiated relationship with the EU with certain powers returning to Westminster, a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey has found.

Home business start-ups encouraged

Entrepreneurs will be given more freedom to start and grow home-based businesses, the government has announced.

SMEs uncertain about flexible working

Nearly half (45%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the upcoming changes to the law on flexible working, according to a study by Citrix/YouGov.

Half of SMEs lack adequate insurance

Half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need employers’ liability insurance don’t have it, according to research by AXA Business Insurance.

Underpaid workers get £4.6 million in wage arrears

Underpaid workers received more than £4.6 million in minimum wage arrears during 2013/14, HM Revenue & Customs has said.

New mortgage rules take effect

People applying for a mortgage are to face tougher financial checks, as the Financial Conduct Authority’s new market regulations take effect tomorrow (26 April 2014).

Overdrafts poor value, says FCA

Overdraft terms set by lenders are "complex and opaque", the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

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