Employees

Minimum wage to rise by 2.2 per cent

The government has announced that the national minimum wage is to rise by 2.2 per cent.

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Budget 2010: business reaction

Business groups have greeted the Budget with a guarded welcome. But while the measures designed to help businesses were applauded, doubts were expressed about the lack of a detailed plan for tackling the budget deficit.

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HMRC issues update on incorrect PAYE codes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has provided employers with more information on how the problem of a series of incorrect tax codes is being handled.

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No new taxes and a moratorium on regulations, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called on the government not to impose new business taxes and to reduce the burden of red tape in its Budget submission.

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Higher fees for new workers’ pension scheme

The government’s plans to establish a workplace pension scheme for lower paid employees have been criticised after it was revealed that people who join initially will have to pay a 2 per cent contribution fee.

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Employment regulations 'jeopardising' job creation

Complex employment rules are posing a threat to the competitiveness of UK business and the ability of firms to create jobs, a new report has claimed.

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Adopt flexible working patterns to beat road congestion

Firms are being urged to introduce innovative work patterns in order to cope with congestion on the UK’s roads.

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HMRC warns on PAYE penalties

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that it is in the process of sending out penalties to those employers who have not yet returned their 2008/09 P11D(b) annual return of Class 1A National Insurance contributions.

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Workers soon to get right to ask to train

Employers are being reminded that new rules on the training rights of employees come into force in April.

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