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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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Companies Act 2006: the final push (I)

Changes to the roles played by a company’s memorandum and articles of association.

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Companies Act 2006: the final push (II)

Changes to the way that share capital and shares are managed.

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Companies Act 2006: the final push (III)

Changes that affect those details about directors and company secretaries that are made public.

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Action needed on late payment, says FSB

Some small firms are having to wait up to four months for invoices to be settled by larger customers, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

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Businesses split over question of environmental taxes

Small businesses are divided over how effective green taxes are at promoting good environmental practices, a new survey has revealed.

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Firms advised against employment law 'complacency'

The recent rise in the number of tribunals, fuelled by recession-lead redundancies, should alert firms to the importance of complying with employment law.

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