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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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Reform local regulation body, not scrap it

The body responsible for monitoring the effects of business red tape on a local scale should be reformed rather than abolished, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

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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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Banks to investigate small business lending

It has been proposed that UK banks will carry out a study of the levels of lending to smaller firms in an effort to improve business credit.

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Jobs outlook could be hit if growth falters marginally

The UK labour market could face a five-year jobs deficit if the growth predictions of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) are just slightly weaker.

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Commons vote confirms VAT rise

Attempts in Parliament to head off the government’s proposed increase in the rate of VAT have been defeated.

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