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Employment rules most 'expensive' for small firms

Complying with employment law is the costliest bureaucratic burden faced by small firms, a new survey has claimed.

Consumer advocate should be truly 'independent'

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

Ease tax burdens to boost recovery, government urged

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

Scrap right to enforce retirement at 65, says Committee

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

Regulations taking their 'toll' on small businesses

The government has been urged to do more to reduce the adverse impact of regulation compliance on smaller firms following a study that claims red tape costs employers some £12 billion a year.

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