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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.

Europe should suspend introducing new employment regulations

Ahead of the forthcoming European elections, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called on the European Commission to place a moratorium on all new employment laws.

Length of employment can be a factor in redundancy decisions

A ruling by the Court of Appeal has opened the door to taking the length of time an employee has been working for a firm into account when making decisions about redundancies.

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