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Ruling goes against retirement age legal challenge

Employers will still have the right – for now – to ask employees to retire at the age of 65 following a judgement in the High Court.

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Companies House to run limited services during system change

Companies House has said that its services will be affected for a short period of time as it alters its systems to deal with the final implementation of the Companies Act 2006.

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Pensions levy needs to be responsive to economic conditions

The levy raised by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in order to safeguard the savings of pension scheme members is running the risk of hampering the economic recovery.

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New helpline set up for vulnerable workers

Employees who are experiencing illegal working terms and conditions now have a single helpline to call in order to seek advice about their rights.

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Let business fuel the recovery, government told

Businesses must be given the freedom to create jobs and to drive the economy, a leading business group has said.

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No 'early' introduction for temporary workers' regulations

The Prime Minister has indicated that new rules affecting the employment rights of temporary workers will be included in the new legislative programme for the next parliamentary session.

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Government proposes extension to paternity leave

Fathers are to be given the right to take up to six months of paternity leave in order to look after their children, the government has announced.

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Imminent rise in the minimum wage

Employers are being reminded that 1 October sees increases in the hourly rates for the national minimum wage.

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Holiday sick leave ruling could be open to 'abuse'

A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given employees the right to ask to claim back leave if it has been affected by illness.

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Campaign launched to boost awareness of consumer rights

A new drive to help consumers understand their rights has been launched by the government.

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