Regulations

Auto-enrolment contribution increase could affect small firms

Employers and employees in small businesses could struggle to comply with an increase in auto-enrolment pension contributions, according to a report by the Association of Consulting Actuaries.

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Red tape cuts save businesses billions

Government cuts to regulation have saved British businesses £10 billion over the past 4 years, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Government curbs holiday pay ruling

Employers may see the potential costs caused by the November 2014 holiday pay ruling reduced after the government announced measures to limit employees' ability to claim backdated holiday pay.

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Small firms suffer from poor payment practices

Almost 1 in 5 small businesses have suffered from poor payment practices during the past 2 years, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Auto enrolment hits 5 million milestone

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has reached 5 million, according to the Pensions Regulator.

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Shared Parental Leave comes into effect

New Shared Parental Leave regulations have come into effect, allowing parents more flexibility in how they look after their child during the first year after birth.

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Employers generous with auto-enrolment contributions

Employers are contributing more to employee pension pots than is legally required under auto-enrolment, research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

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EU regulation cuts benefit SMEs

British businesses have saved more than £200 million during the first year of a government campaign to reduce EU regulations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

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Committee to examine Prompt Payment Code

Businesses and the public sector will lead a new advisory board designed to strengthen the Prompt Payment Code, the government has announced.

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Income protection reforms proposed

Income protection for employees should be built into the workplace to ensure people are properly protected in the event of long term sickness or injury, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.

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