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UK may be out of the depths of recession

The British economy may have seen the worst of the recession, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Pension changes could hamper employment flexibility

Reforms to the pension system, planned for 2012, run the risk of adversely affecting the flexibility of the UK’s labour market, it has been argued.

Caps to be imposed on training funding

The amount of government money that goes into funding apprenticeships and training schemes is to be limited following the unprecedented level of take-up among employers.

Government consults on temporary worker rights

Regulations that will see agency workers given the same rights on pay and conditions as permanent staff have gone out to consultation.

Judgment supports higher VAT repayments

Firms that have paid too much VAT to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could be entitled to more money when claiming repayment after the decision of a High Court judge.

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