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Business groups respond to EU referendum proposals

Business groups have been responding to Prime Minister David Cameron's proposals for a referendum on the UK's relationship with the European Union.

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Rush hour flexible working idea dismissed by business group

The suggestion that all workers should be given the right to flexible working to avoid rush hour traffic has been dismissed as 'nonsensical' by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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Northern Ireland: Late payment and debt tops local business concerns

Two in five businesses in Northern Ireland have no system in place to protect themselves from debt and poor cashflow issues, the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce (NICC) has found.

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New 'gender neutral' insurance rules now in force

Insurers are no longer able to take gender into account when calculating insurance premiums, after new European rules came into force today.

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Review of regulator appeals processes launched by BIS

A review of the way that appeals are handled by local and national regulators has been launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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CBI lays out proposals to reduce red tape

Regulatory red tape from the UK Government and from abroad is damaging the country's competitiveness, international investment and economic growth, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

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HMRC confirms late RTI penalties

Details on the penalties for late and inaccurate returns submitted via the new Real Time Information (RTI) system have been published by HMRC.

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Universal Credit to hit small businesses and start-ups, MPs warn

Small businesses, the self-employed and start-up companies could all struggle with major upcoming changes to the welfare and benefit system and the way PAYE data is reported, a report by MPs has warned.

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EU drops plans for gender quotas on company boards

Proposals to impose mandatory quotas to get more women into executive boardroom positions have been dropped by the European Commission (EC) following concerns from business groups.

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Government announces parental leave reform

Parents will be able to share up to a year's parental leave under plans announced by the Government that will 'revolutionise' lives at home and work.

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