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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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Fuel duty increase will hinder growth, says AA

The latest rise in fuel duty could have an adverse impact on the recovery, motoring organisation, the AA, has claimed.

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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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Give local banks freedom to lend, says business group

Too many firms are being denied credit even though they have full order books, and local banks should be given greater discretion when it comes to lending decisions, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has argued.

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Forthcoming austerity measures hit consumer confidence

Concerns over the likely impact of government spending cuts are having an adverse effect on consumer confidence, a new report has revealed.

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Call to extend date for registering with new carbon scheme

A leading business group has urged the government to consider allowing firms more time in which to sign up for the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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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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