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Accusations towards ministers of dropping insolvency law review
December 2013

Ministers have been accused by the shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, of “quietly dropping” an extensive review of the insolvency laws covering high-street retailers. Continue reading...

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Encouragement given to young people to boost chances of employment
November 2013

Young people in the UK are being encouraged to participate in work experience schemes in order to boost their chances of employment. Continue reading...

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Employers who fail to pay their workers correctly risk damage to their reputation
November 2013

New research from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) reveals businesses that pay less than the National Minimum Wage risk huge damage to their business through loss of reputation, low productivity and high staff turnover. The survey findings come as government begins to ramp up its scheme to ‘name and shame’ employers who don’t comply with the law and pay their workers at least the National Minimum Wage. Continue reading...

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Many receiving a tribunal payout are not awarded in full
November 2013

New government-commissioned research reports that over half of individuals who are awarded compensation following an employment tribunal hearing do not receive their award in full. Continue reading...

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HMRC targets employers over minimum wage
November 2013

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently announced that it is targeting 200 employers who advertised internships, to make sure that they are paying the minimum wage to employees. Continue reading...

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Government’s ‘Business Taskforce’ proposes further employment law reforms
November 2013

The government’s Business Taskforce, which is made up of six senior business people, has recently published new proposals on legal reforms designed to address various barriers to business, including barriers to starting a company and employing staff. Continue reading...

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Government’s ‘Business Taskforce’ proposes further employment law reforms
November 2013

The government’s Business Taskforce, which is made up of six senior business people, has recently published new proposals on legal reforms designed to address various barriers to business, including barriers to starting a company and employing staff. Continue reading...

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Government incentive helps small businesses raise finance at start up
November 2013

The government has recently announced that the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), which is designed to help small, early stage companies raise equity finance, has, since its inception in 2012, helped over 1,100 companies to raise the money they need to grow or expand. Continue reading...

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British Property Foundation (BPF) issues warning to landlords over pre-packs
November 2013

A recent statement by the British Property Foundation (BPF) has warned landlords to take extra security from tenants in order to protect themselves against increasing manipulation of the insolvency system, including by the use of “pre-packs”. Continue reading...

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Increased premiums expected over Flood re Scheme
November 2013

The government has recently announced a plan to build up a fund, with the help of the risk sector, to cover the costs of flood damage. Continue reading...