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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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Broad business welcome for migration cap

The government has announced a new cap on the number of migrant workers who can come to the UK from outside the EU.

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Employers advised to prepare for new agency worker rules

Employers are being offered advice on how best to deal with the new temporary worker regulations that are due to come into force next year.

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Treating employees fairly when you sell up

When a business is bought or sold, there are certain regulations that govern the employment rights of the members of staff.

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Employment issues less of a concern, says business group

Signs that the recovery may be having an effect on smaller firms have come with figures released by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) on the numbers of employment-related calls its helpline received in the third quarter of the year.

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