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Online advertising and pricing to come under investigation

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said that it intends to monitor the pricing and advertising policies of firms that sell on the internet.

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Business waste strategy needs overhaul

The government has been urged to carry out a radical review of its strategy for dealing with waste so businesses can benefit from the opportunities that resource management has to offer.

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Consultation launched on new paternity leave plans

The government has published its consultation document on plans to extend paid paternity leave.

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New carbon reduction plans 'friendlier' to businesses

Business groups have given a guarded welcome to the government’s response to its consultation on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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Freeze business regulation to create jobs

Putting a stop to new business regulation and simplifying existing rules would help boost job creation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

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Reminder on changes to the national minimum wage

Employers are being reminded that new hourly rates for the minimum wage have come into effect.

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Help small firms recruit younger workers, government told

Smaller businesses can play a vital role in reducing unemployment amongst young people, provided they are given support by the government.

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Make business rate relief automatic and extend lending scheme

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

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Employers given more time to prepare for pension reforms

The government’s pension scheme for lower income employees is not to be introduced fully until 2016, a year later than originally planned.

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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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