Business Regulation

Wage enforcement measures announced

A range of measures to ensure that businesses comply with their wage obligations have been announced by the Business Secretary.

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Invoice finance restrictions lifted

A ban on anti-invoice finance terms in business contracts will be introduced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in early 2016, it has been announced.

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Auto-enrolment staging date unknown to many employers

Almost two thirds of small and micro employers don't know when they need to start complying with auto-enrolment, according to research by The Pensions Regulator.

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Red tape costs businesses

The UK economy is losing an estimated £41 billion a year to red tape despite continued government promises to reduce the amount of time and money SMEs spend on compliance, a survey by the Forum of Private Business has found.

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Third of firms leave auto-enrolment to last minute

Almost a third of firms that had their auto-enrolment staging date in Q2 2015 completed their application at the last minute or missed the deadline, NOW: Pensions has revealed.

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Reporting standards for small firms simplified

The Financial Reporting Council has introduced new accounting standards designed to simplify reporting for small and micro businesses.

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Government announces red tape reviews

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will launch reviews into cutting red tape in 5 key sectors, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

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Government to combat workplace gender gap

A detailed plan aimed at ending the disparity in pay between men and women has been published by the government.

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Regulations on holiday pay arrears come into effect

Regulations to prevent backdated claims for holiday pay going back more than 2 years have taken effect from 1 July 2015.

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Third of workers distracted for 3 hours a day

Chatting with colleagues about non-work related matters, mobile phones and internet services are the biggest workplace distractions, according to Thinkmoney.

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