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Half a million individuals saving into a pension by Christmas, says Government

The Department of Work and Pensions estimates that over half a million people will be saving into a workplace pension scheme by Christmas, owing to the start of auto-enrolment in just over a week's time.

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Cuts to red tape will 'boost business', says Government

Small and medium sized businesses are most likely to benefit from new steps to reduce business regulations, according to the Government.

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Health and safety inspections to be scrapped for low risk businesses

Hundreds of thousands of businesses will no longer face health and safety inspections under plans announced by the Government.

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Businesses urged to include disabled customers

SMEs are being urged to harness the £80 billion potential spending power of disabled people in the UK by ensuring that their goods and services are accessible to all.

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Employment tribunals: cheaper for employers to settle?

Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.

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Firms urged to update business records or risk penalties

Business owners are being reminded to keep their business records up to date, following a report that HMRC issued large fines to a company who failed to notify the authority of a change of name.

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Rogue money firms could face immediate closure from OFT

Businesses and individuals are to benefit from a Government clamp down on rogue companies that miss-sell consumer credit products or services.

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Small businesses want looser ties to EU

Eight out of ten small businesses in the UK do not want further integration with the European Union (EU), a poll by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found.

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Number of employment tribunal claims down, but backlog continues to grow

The number of employment tribunal claims fell to 186,300 during 2011-12, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.

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Planning delays stunt business growth, says business group

Small businesses in the UK are being held back from potential growth because of failures in the country's 'costly' and 'complex' planning system, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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