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Job vacancies show slight improvement

Job vacancies across the UK have registered a modest rise, according to a new report.

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CGT rise may 'hit' business investment

Government plans to increase the rate of capital gains tax on non-business assets could, nevertheless, have a negative impact on businesses, it has been argued.

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Queen’s Speech confirms tax plans

The government used the Queen’s Speech to flag up measures aimed at reforming the tax system for both businesses and individuals in order to make it “fairer and simpler”.

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Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

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HMRC announces new advisory fuel rates

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a new list of advisory fuel rates for company car journeys.

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Pay rises remain under pressure

Firms are beginning to hire again as they recover from the recession, but above-inflation pay rises are still a rarity, a new survey has revealed.

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Employers 'unconvinced' on value of new regulations

Firms have offered a mixed picture on the value to their businesses of a range of employment regulations.

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Red tape needs 'cutting'

The coalition government has been urged to reduce the administrative burden placed on businesses by the need to comply with various regulations.

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