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Government pledge to tackle business red tape

The government has outlined the first phase of its plans to reduce the level of regulation affecting businesses.

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Revised corporate governance code to come into effect

The directors of the UK’s largest companies will have to be re-elected on an annual basis as part of a revised code of corporate governance.

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Queen’s Speech confirms tax plans

The government used the Queen’s Speech to flag up measures aimed at reforming the tax system for both businesses and individuals in order to make it “fairer and simpler”.

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Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

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Business support must not 'fall victim' to spending cuts

The government has announced that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to lose £836 million from its budget as part of an initial £6 billion of spending cuts.

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Promise to review IR35 is 'welcome'

An organisation representing contractors has welcomed the government’s decision to review the IR35 tax system.

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