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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.

Business reservations over immigration cap

Business groups have expressed concerns over government plans to introduce a ceiling on non-EU immigration to the UK.

Dropping default age would harm business, say employers

Business organisations have reacted with disappointment to news that the government is proposing to remove the default retirement age.

Pension system to see radical reforms

The government is planning to accelerate moves to raise the state pension age for men to 66 as part of a major overhaul of the pensions system.

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