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Minimum wage should be 'frozen' to save jobs

With the national minimum wage marking its tenth anniversary this week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for a freeze in any increase this year.

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Business and personal tax changes introduced

As well as changes to the rules governing employers and businesses, this April's common commencement date also introduces some amendments to the tax system.

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Major overhaul proposed for rules on parental leave

Radical changes to the regulations on maternity and paternity leave have been put forward that could see new fathers getting more paid time off work.

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Important changes to the tax system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers that a number of important new measures are due to come into effect in April.

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Flexible working rights to be extended

As from 6 April, parents with children aged up to 16 will have the right to request flexible working, the government has confirmed.

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Businesses failing to tap into workers’ skills

Firms are not making full use of the skills and talents of their workforces, a new study has claimed.

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Small employers urged to claim £75 online filing bonus

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

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Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

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EU discussions begin on UK working time opt-out

Talks have started in Brussels on whether the UK is to retain its opt-out from the EU’s Working Time Directive.

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