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Lack of publicity spend should mean freeze on new regulations

The government’s decision to reduce the amount of money it spends on publicising changes to employment laws should be matched by a freeze on new rules, a business group has argued.

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Timing of the Chancellor’s autumn statement uncertain

The government has ruled out an official pre-Budget Report for this year, but has suggested that the Chancellor may make an autumn statement.

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Pension plans could prove costly

The new automatic enrolment pension scheme, which is due to be phased in from 2012, could prove expensive for smaller firms, it has been claimed.

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Tax reliefs under the spotlight

The government may be looking at cutting down on the number of reliefs and allowances available under the current tax system.

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Business migration rules could penalise smaller employers

Smaller firms could be unfairly treated if plans go ahead to allow large companies to sidestep the rules on the number of non-EU workers who are allowed to enter the UK, a leading business group has claimed.

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Plans to improve intellectual property system

The government has launched a review aimed at improving the way the current intellectual property system can help support business growth.

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Welcome for plans to open public contracts to small firms

A government initiative aimed at making it easier for smaller firms to win public sector contracts has secured the approval of a leading business group.

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