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Workers sick on holiday to be granted additional leave

Employees will have a legal right to claim back annual leave if they become ill whilst on holiday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided.

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HMRC urges employers to get rid of dummies

HMRC is urging employers to double check the employee data submitted on tax returns, after research revealed that many are completed with dummy, incomplete and inaccurate information.

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HMRC to clampdown on PAYE and NIC avoidance

Employers who deliberately attempt to dodge their PAYE or National Insurance contributions (NICs) may land themselves in hot water when new HMRC powers come into force this spring.

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P45 tax form to remain

Plans to replace to the current P45 tax form with a new 'leaver statement' have been scrapped following a consultation about HMRC's introduction of its Real Time Information (RTI) programme.

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Employee earnings fall for a third decade

Shrinking wages mean that UK workers are taking home £60 billion less, in today's relative value, than workers 30 years ago.

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HMRC must clarify how Real Time PAYE will affect small firms

HMRC has not established how Real Time PAYE will affect small businesses that do not have electronic payroll systems, MPs have claimed.

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Just 10,000 firms sign up for national insurance holiday scheme

Take up of the Government's national insurance holiday scheme is much lower than expected, Treasury statistics have revealed.

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Employers must explain pay freezes to prevent productivity going cold

Employers are being urged to raise their 'communications game' to keep employees motivated and productivity flowing as pay freezes become the norm.

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Government should provide tax breaks for medical insurance

The Government is being urged to provide tax breaks to employers offering private medical insurance as a benefit.

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Strikes close three quarters of schools

Today's industrial action by up to two million public sector workers is thought to have caused the closure of three out of four schools in England.

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