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Tips to be banned from making up the minimum wage

The practice of using tips to bring workers’ pay up to the minimum wage is to be made illegal as from October.

Fall in job vacancies beginning to slow

The rate of decline in the numbers of new job appointments and vacancies has slowed down, according to a new report.

Capital allowances will 'benefit relatively few' firms

The increase in capital allowances announced in the Budget is unlikely to help large numbers of smaller firms, according to two trade and business organisations.

Large tax increases 'needed' to redress public finance deficit

Taxes may have to rise by significant amounts if the UK’s public finances are to return to balance in the timescale outlined by the Chancellor, a think tank has claimed.

Firms urged to take advantage of interest-free green loans

Interest-free loans worth £100 million over two years are being offered to businesses looking to invest in new, energy-efficient equipment and machinery.

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