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Pay gender reporting could backfire, says CBI

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

Hopes that small business lending forum may get reprieve

There are hopes that a business lending forum set up by the last government may survive the current administration in some form.

First meeting for red tape committee

A new Cabinet committee, tasked with the job of reducing the heavy burden of red tape on business, has convened its first meeting.

More needs to be done to assess the impact of red tape

The quality and scope of regulation impact assessments need to improve, a report has recommended.

Government to set up regional growth fund

Plans have been announced to establish a growth fund worth £1 billion to support business and economic development in those English regions likely to be hit by public spending cuts.

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