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Small firms suffer from poor payment practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Auto enrolment hits 5 million milestone

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has reached 5 million, according to the Pensions Regulator.

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Flexible working popular among employees

There is a high demand among employees for flexible working arrangements, research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and Citrix has found.

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Shared Parental Leave comes into effect

New Shared Parental Leave regulations have come into effect, allowing parents more flexibility in how they look after their child during the first year after birth.

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Employers generous with auto-enrolment contributions

Employers are contributing more to employee pension pots than is legally required under auto-enrolment, research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

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EU regulation cuts benefit SMEs

British businesses have saved more than £200 million during the first year of a government campaign to reduce EU regulations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Tribunal says holiday pay should include overtime

Thousands of businesses are facing additional costs after a tribunal ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations.

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Committee to examine Prompt Payment Code

Businesses and the public sector will lead a new advisory board designed to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code, the government has announced.

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Income protection reforms proposed

Income protection for employees should be built into the workplace to ensure people are properly protected in the event of long term sickness or injury, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

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Small firms want auto-enrolment delay

More than 9 out of 10 employers who have not yet started automatically enrolling employees into a workplace pension would like to delay until the government has confirmed final details of the upcoming pension reforms.

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