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Job creation plans must include smaller firms

Small businesses must be central to Government strategies for private sector job creation, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Interns should be paid wages

Interns who work for three months or longer should be paid a wage, a business group has argued.

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Firms get reminder on corporation tax changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder about important changes that will be affecting corporation tax this April.

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Employment tribunal system requires urgent reform

A leading business group has urged that the current employment tribunal system be reviewed in order to cut down on the number of spurious claims that are being lodged.

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Private sector pay rises could be sub-inflationary

The pay awards granted by private firms in 2011 could lag behind the rate of inflation, a new report has suggested.

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Small firms struggling on pensions

The workplace pension contributions made by smaller firms are failing to keep pace with the rising costs of pension funds, a new survey has found.

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More thinking needed ahead of retirement age change

The government has been urged to clarify its thinking on the planned scrapping of the default retirement age in order to avoid the risk of extra tribunal claims.

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Government drops plans on equal pay rules

The Government has decided not to go ahead with new rules that would have obliged larger employers to disclose differences in pay between male and female employees.

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Vow to remove barriers to business growth

The Chancellor’s autumn statement saw the government commit itself to further reforms of the business regulatory system in an effort to improve conditions for entrepreneurs.

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