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Employment rules most 'expensive' for small firms

Complying with employment law is the costliest bureaucratic burden faced by small firms, a new survey has claimed.

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Consumer advocate should be truly 'independent'

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

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Ease tax burdens to boost recovery, government urged

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

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Company accounts filing deadline Corporation tax return date

Scrap right to enforce retirement at 65, says Committee

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

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Regulations taking their 'toll' on small businesses

The government has been urged to do more to reduce the adverse impact of regulation compliance on smaller firms following a study that claims red tape costs employers some £12 billion a year.

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HMRC publishes new rules for online filing of corporation tax

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued new draft regulations on the online filing of corporation tax.

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New pension rules could adversely affect temporary employment

The government has been advised to give serious consideration to the impact that new pension rules may have on temporary workers, employers and the flexibility of the labour market.

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Minimum wage mooted for apprentices

The government has asked the Low Pay Commission to look at the case for introducing a national minimum wage for apprentices.

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