Business management

Employment tribunal system is failing

The CBI has described the employment tribunal system as slow, legalistic and antagonistic in its submission to the Government’s consultation on reforms to the way that workplace disputes are resolved.

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Recruiting staff costly and time intensive for firms

Taking on staff consumes too much time and money, a new survey has suggested.

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New customer rights must not impose more burdens

Plans by the Government to introduce new consumer rights must avoid placing extra regulatory costs on firms, a leading business group has argued.

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Employees aiming to work for longer

A growing number of older workers are intending to continue in their jobs rather than retire, a new survey has suggested.

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Employers urged to be mindful of PAYE changes

Employers have been reminded of changes affecting annual returns and starter and leaver PAYE forms that have already or are soon to come into force.

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New employment rules worry businesses

New regulations scrapping the default retirement age and extending paternity leave could harm businesses, a new survey has claimed.

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Regulation exemptions need to be made clearer

A leading business group has urged greater detail on the Government’s promise to exempt very small firms from new UK regulations.

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Budget 2011: business reaction (I)

By and large, business groups extended a welcome to the Budget, but some expressed doubts about whether the Chancellor had done enough to stimulate a private sector led recovery.

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