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Sick notes to be replaced with 'fit notes'

The government has unveiled the introduction of a new ‘fit note’ scheme aimed at encouraging employees to stay in work rather than join the long-term sick.

Default retirement age should be dropped

Laws that allow employers to oblige employees to retire at 65 should be scrapped.

Inefficient scrutiny of EU regulations hurting UK firms

The lack of a proper relationship between the UK’s regulatory system and that of the EU is compromising the competitiveness of British businesses, it has been claimed.

Strict new measures to back employment tribunal payments

New enforcement measures are to be introduced to make sure that employers pay the full amount of any tribunal awards.

Health and safety should be treated seriously by smaller firms

Small businesses are being urged to be mindful of complying with the rules on health and safety ahead of the publication of a new official strategy.

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