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SMEs want more simplicity and stability

More than a quarter of SMEs say that simplifying the PAYE system should be the new government's number one immediate priority, according to a survey by Bibby Financial Services.

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National minimum wage to rise to £6.70

The national minimum wage for adults will increase by 20p to £6.70 on 1 October 2015, the government has announced.

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Small firms concerned about cloud computing

Almost 4 in 10 small businesses are concerned about the security of using cloud accounting services, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Raise minimum wage, says LPC

The national minimum wage should be increased by 3% in October 2015, according to the Low Pay Commission.

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Small employers not prepared for auto-enrolment

The majority of small and micro-employers have not set up a workplace pension scheme ahead of their auto-enrolment staging dates, according to research by the National Employment Savings Trust.

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Tribunal says holiday pay should include overtime

Thousands of businesses are facing additional costs after a tribunal ruled that overtime should be included in holiday pay calculations.

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Employment costs for small firms revealed

Small businesses pay an average of £35,500 to hire their first employee, according to research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Federation of Small Businesses.

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IR35 self-assessment scrapped

Businesses will no longer be able to self-assess their risk to IR35 from April 2015, HMRC has announced.

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RTI extension for micro employers

Micro employers will be given until April 2016 to adapt to the real time information system for reporting PAYE payments, HM Revenue & Customs has announced.

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New minimum wage rates now in force

The latest increases to minimum wage rates have come into force today, in line with recommendations set out by the Low Pay Commission.

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