Business news

Output figures show unexpected fall

The fragile nature of the UK’s economic recovery has been exposed by new figures that have revealed a drop in manufacturing output.

Offshore tax disclosure opportunity goes online

The Revenue’s latest campaign to track down tax that may be owing on undeclared funds held in offshore accounts is now online.

Extra working hours could become paid leave

The government is looking at plans to offer employees the chance to build up additional paid leave.

New graduate internship programme for small businesses

The government is to establish a special internship scheme aimed at helping smaller firms recruit graduates.

Reminder on changes to the national minimum wage

Employers are being reminded that new hourly rates for the minimum wage have come into effect.

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