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Firms advised against employment law 'complacency'

The recent rise in the number of tribunals, fuelled by recession-lead redundancies, should alert firms to the importance of complying with employment law.

Warning on business energy contracts

Electricity providers have been told that they could face an official investigation into their competition practices if they persist in asking firms for large advance deposits.

Pay rises slip to record low

Average pay increases offered by UK firms have dipped to just 1 per cent, the lowest figure since records began.

Small firms invited to take part in huge survey

What has been described as the largest survey of the UK’s SMEs has been launched.

New VAT filing system due to come into effect

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded businesses that new rules on how VAT returns are submitted and payments are made will be coming into force next year.

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