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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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Jobs market experiences weakening growth

The British labour market is showing signs of slowing down, according to a new report.

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Marriage tax break may help balance loss of child benefits

There has been speculation that the government may reinstate tax breaks for more married couples as a way of offsetting plans to scrap child benefit payments for higher earners.

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PAYE reforms will need time and money

Government plans to introduce far-reaching changes to the PAYE system are worth exploring, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has said, but will involve substantial amounts of time, money and attention to detail if they are to work.

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HMRC to stop sending out NIC cards

As part of its cost saving programme, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it is to stop issuing plastic national insurance cards.

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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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