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MEPs vote for extended maternity leave on full pay

The European Parliament has given its backing to proposals that would see maternity leave on full pay extended to 20 weeks.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: pensions

One of the headline announcements in the spending review was that the state retirement age for men and women is to be equalised at 65 by November 2018.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: employment and PAYE

It was widely expected that the spending review would focus on welfare funding. One of the areas to be affected by the cuts is employment.

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Comprehensive Spending Review: training and higher education

The coalition government has made much of the need to re-balance the economy in the run-up to the spending review.

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MEPs urged to vote down new maternity leave rules

A leading business group has called on the European Parliament to reject plans to extend maternity leave on full pay to 20 weeks.

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Less than one in five tax underpayments due to HMRC

Only about 20 per cent of taxpayers who have already received or will get letters informing them that they have underpaid their tax through the PAYE system will have the sums written off.

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Uncapped fees rather than graduate tax for students

Universities should be allowed to set their own fees for students, Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding has proposed.

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