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Economy needs to be released from burden of regulation

The government should adopt a radical approach to reversing the rising tide of red tape that the manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF, says is hampering business growth and investment.

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.

EC forecasts stronger UK growth but warns on VAT rise

The European Commission has revised upwards its predictions for economic growth in the EU, but has suggested that the UK’s recovery may be hampered by the decision to increase VAT.

Changes to minimum wage rates imminent

Employers are being reminded that new national minimum wage rates will be coming into force in October.

New business regulations to come into effect

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October. There are a number of changes that will be implemented on 1 October 2010.

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