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IR35 self-assessment scrapped

Businesses will no longer be able to self-assess their risk to IR35 from April 2015, HMRC has announced.

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Income protection reforms proposed

Income protection for employees should be built into the workplace to ensure people are properly protected in the event of long term sickness or injury, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

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Female representation on boards increases

The number of women on the boards of FTSE 100-listed companies has continued to increase, government figures have shown.

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Majority of firms lack faith in young people

Nearly 9 in 10 businesses think young people leaving school are not prepared for the workplace, a study by the British Chambers of Commerce has found.

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Majority of professionals work long hours

Nearly three quarters of UK professionals work overtime regularly, according to research by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley.

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SMEs unprepared for older workforce

SMEs recognise the benefits of employing workers over 65 but many are not yet ready to meet the needs of an ageing workforce, a survey by the CIPD has found.

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9 in 10 managers work overtime

More than 9 in 10 (94%) managers work over their contracted weekly hours, according to research from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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A quarter want to be entrepreneurs

More than a quarter of British employees dreams of running a business, according to a survey from Lloyds Bank Insurance.

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SME skills gap widens

Nearly a third (29.9%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are concerned that skills shortages are impeding growth, according to research from the Federation of Small Businesses.

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SMEs uncertain about flexible working

Nearly half (45%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the upcoming changes to the law on flexible working, according to a study by Citrix/YouGov.

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