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Businesses leaving employees in the dark about rewards and pay

Companies failing to communicate with employees about their remuneration package, including salaries and benefits, are 'wasting' their money and failing to reap the benefits, research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.

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Millions set to retire on less than the minimum wage

More than six million of the UKs over 50s will live on less than the minimum wage in retirement, a new survey has found.

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UK unemployment falls while part time workers are on the up

Unemployment in the UK has fallen by 45,000 between January and March, taking the total of unemployed individuals in the UK to 2.63 million, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Northern Ireland corporation tax cut could 'change economy overnight'

Pressure on the Treasury to allow Northern Ireland the power to set its own rate of corporation tax is mounting, after the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said a lower rate could improve the country's economy 'overnight'.

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Confusion over PPI compensation and tax liability

Individuals receiving compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) are unaware they may be liable to pay tax on awarded payments, after HMRC clarified its position on PPI and taxation.

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Small businesses struggling with ineffective infrastructure

Rising energy costs and access to effective telecommunications, including broadband and mobile phone reception, have topped the polls as some of the most important infrastructure issues for small businesses, new research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has found.

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Falls in employee sickness levels stall

The long term downward trend in workplace sickness absence is stalling, according to a report, fuelling concerns that the Government should be doing more to reduce the cost of sickness to employers, taxpayers and the economy.

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Business marketing spending up for third successive quarter

Business marketing budgets were revised up for the first quarter of 2012, marking a third successive quarter of increased spending, a survey by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has found.

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Corporate insolvencies on the rise while personal insolvencies fall

The number of company insolvencies increased in the first quarter of 2012, although personal insolvencies were down compared to last year, figures from the Insolvency Service show.

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Pound hits 3.5 year high against Euro

The pound has broken the 1.24 Euro mark for the first time since the end of 2008.

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