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Red tape imposing costly 'burden' on European businesses

The cumulative cost to Europe’s businesses of the various regulations and rules with which they must comply amounts to €1 trillion over the past 11 years, it has been claimed.

Level of R&D tax credit rejections 'increasing'

Concerns have been expressed at the number of research and development tax credit claims that are being turned down.

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.

Skills funding described as 'untenable'

Government plans for funding workplace skills programmes need urgent clarification, a leading business organisation has said.

HMRC turns to agencies on late payments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to run a six-month trial using debt collection agencies to chase late tax payments.

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