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Help small firms recruit younger workers, government told

Smaller businesses can play a vital role in reducing unemployment amongst young people, provided they are given support by the government.

Make business rate relief automatic and extend lending scheme

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

Small businesses forecasting recovery

Almost a half of small firms are anticipating an upturn in sales during the next year, a business group has claimed.

Employers given more time to prepare for pension reforms

The government’s pension scheme for lower income employees is not to be introduced fully until 2016, a year later than originally planned.

Ruling goes against retirement age legal challenge

Employers will still have the right – for now – to ask employees to retire at the age of 65 following a judgement in the High Court.

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