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Government Announcements

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.

Drop in bonus rates for SAYE schemes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the bonus rates paid on employee savings schemes.

Amnesty for some owing tax in PAYE miscalculations

The government has announced that the Treasury will cancel the tax debts of some of people who owe money as a result of errors in the PAYE system.

Local enterprise partnerships must have weight to be effective

Concerns have been raised that the proposed new local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) may be too small to carry enough influence.

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