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Private pensions may see switch in indexation

The government has opened the way for private sector pension schemes to change the way that savings are protected against inflation.

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Small firms shun flexible working

Fewer than one in ten smaller employers allow their employees to work flexibly, a new study has claimed.

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Lack of publicity spend should mean freeze on new regulations

The government’s decision to reduce the amount of money it spends on publicising changes to employment laws should be matched by a freeze on new rules, a business group has argued.

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Pension plans could prove costly

The new automatic enrolment pension scheme, which is due to be phased in from 2012, could prove expensive for smaller firms, it has been claimed.

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Business migration rules could penalise smaller employers

Smaller firms could be unfairly treated if plans go ahead to allow large companies to sidestep the rules on the number of non-EU workers who are allowed to enter the UK, a leading business group has claimed.

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Labour market slowing down

The jobs market showed signs of weakening in October, according to a new report.

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VAT rise and spending cuts to push up job losses

The increase in VAT to 20 per cent and the reductions in public spending announced by the government could mean the loss of as many as 1.6 million jobs, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.

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