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Small firms should be exempt from pension proposals

The very smallest employers should be exempt from the automatic enrolment pension scheme that is due to come into effect in 2012.

Planned rise in state pension age 'premature'

Proposals to increase the state retirement age for men in 2016 have been described as too hasty by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).

Tax changes may lead to rise in incorporations

Increasing numbers of sole traders may switch to limited company status as a result of the tax rates announced in the emergency Budget.

Government urged to drop time to train regulations

The government should consider scrapping plans to give employees the right to ask for time off to train.

Business red tape to see one-in, one-out system

The government has announced a series of measures aimed at reducing the level and cost of business red tape.

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