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Employers to be named on minimum wage breaches

Firms that flout the rules on the national minimum wage will be publicly named, the government has announced.

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Concerns raised over new business regulations

As the 2010 Equality Act comes into force, a leading business group has expressed worries over the effect that new business regulations will have on the ability of the private sector to create jobs and drive the recovery.

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Majority of employers not ready for pension reforms

Just 20 per cent of the UK’s smaller employers have started to assess the likely financial impact of planned major reforms to the pensions system.

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HMRC to look at centralising PAYE tax system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is considering proposals that would see the tax authority given the power to calculate and deduct PAYE taxes centrally.

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UK suffers largest pension gap in Europe

The UK has the biggest annual pension savings shortfall of any country in Europe, new research has revealed.

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Immigration caps may hit UK jobs market

Government plans to limit non-EU migration to the UK could have an adverse effect on the economy, it has been claimed.

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HMRC may write off significant sums in tax

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) may have to look at writing off £1.5 billion in unpaid tax, it has been claimed.

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Graduate tax would harm UK competitiveness

A mooted tax on graduates would be damaging to the tax competitiveness of the UK economy, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.

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Top rate tax to remain

The UK’s new top rate tax of 50 per cent will remain for the foreseeable future, the Business Secretary, Vince Cable has said.

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EU maternity leave proposals deemed 'unaffordable'

A leading business group has described changes to maternity leave planned by the EU as “unaffordable”.

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