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Call to reform maternity and paternity leave

The maternity and paternity leave system needs a major overhaul, according to a report from a leading business group.

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Interns entitled to payment

Many interns who work for free are actually entitled to payment, a new report has argued.

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Review of IR35 'long overdue'

The IR35 regime requires a comprehensive review, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

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UK skills training needs radical overhaul

The British economy could find itself facing a period of decline if the skill levels of the workforce do not show marked improvement.

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New paternity leave plans may be amended

New rules which will allow fathers to take longer periods of paternity leave could be changed by the coalition government.

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VAT increase could be 'detrimental'

As many as one in three firms are worried that the planned increase in VAT could have an adverse effect on their business, a new survey has claimed.

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All start-ups should get NIC holiday as confidence stays fragile

A leading business group has urged the government to extend the promise of a national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses right across the country as a new survey shows business confidence in decline.

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Possible graduate tax could boost apprenticeships

Mooted plans to introduce a graduate tax as a way of helping to fund higher education could have the effect of increasing the value of apprenticeships.

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