Health and safety rules a hindrance to business

Almost a half of firms believe that health and safety regulations are a burden to comply with.

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Red tape burden something of a myth, says CIPD

The idea that British businesses are clogged and tied by red tape doesn’t bear scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has argued.

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Employers taking more optimistic view on job creation

Employers are adopting a longer-term approach to recruitment and hiring as optimism about the future increases.

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Employers finding it hard to get new staff

High unemployment numbers haven’t made it any easier to recruit the right workers, a new report has claimed.

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Small business tax administration to come under review

The Treasury has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to look at how the system of tax administration for smaller businesses works.

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HMRC announces single process for tax checks

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that it is planning trials which will streamline and simplify the process under which tax compliance checks are conducted.

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Businesses would benefit from greater awareness of stress

UK businesses could stand to save £8 billion annually if they were to focus on handling the problems caused by workplace stress.

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