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SMEs urged to tackle problem of late payment

Too many smaller firms are failing to safeguard themselves against the problems posed by late payments.

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Pay gender reporting could backfire, says CBI

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

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First meeting for red tape committee

A new Cabinet committee, tasked with the job of reducing the heavy burden of red tape on business, has convened its first meeting.

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Call for over-haul of UK labour laws

The CBI has put forward a series of proposals aimed at changing labour market and employment rules.

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Sick leave shows a drop

The average employee took 6.4 days off sick last year, the lowest rate since 1987, a new survey has revealed.

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Government pledge to tackle business red tape

The government has outlined the first phase of its plans to reduce the level of regulation affecting businesses.

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Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

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