Business Regulation

Third of workers distracted for 3 hours a day

Chatting with colleagues about non-work related matters, mobile phones and internet services are the biggest workplace distractions, according to Thinkmoney.

HMRC relaxes PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC will begin relaxing automatic late filing penalties for people who send PAYE information late, officials have indicated.

Business rates review must create 'fair' system, says CBI

The government's ongoing business rate review must aim to create a 'simple, fair and competitive system', the Confederation of British Industry has said.

Flexible working not included in job adverts

Employers do not include flexible working on job descriptions, research by Timewise has found.

Small employers begin auto-enrolment process

Small and micro businesses employing fewer than 30 employees have begun auto-enrolling their staff onto workplace pension schemes.

Employers want auto-enrolment contribution increase

More than three quarters of employers think that auto-enrolment pension contributions should be increased, according to research by Jelf Employee Benefits.

Government plans unveiled in Queen's Speech

The government has revealed its legislative goals for the next Parliament in the Queen's Speech. Here's a summary of the key bills affecting businesses.

Business secretary announces Enterprise Bill

A new Enterprise Bill designed to reduce regulation on businesses by at least £10 billion over the next 5 years has been announced by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Small firms voice hopes for new government

More than half of small business owners want the new Conservative government to prioritise reducing regulation, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Late payment tops SME election agenda

Tackling late and unfair payment practices has been at the top of the small business agenda throughout the 2015 election campaign.

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