Regulations

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.

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.

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.

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.

Small firms want auto-enrolment delay

More than 9 out of 10 employers who have not yet started automatically enrolling employees into a workplace pension would like to delay until the government has confirmed final details of the upcoming pension reforms.

Electronics regulations under review

A review of the way regulations for the electronics sector are enforced will be conducted by a leading industry body, the government has said.

Businesses back EU rethink

The majority of British businesses favour a renegotiated relationship with the EU with certain powers returning to Westminster, a British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) survey has found.

Home business start-ups encouraged

Entrepreneurs will be given more freedom to start and grow home-based businesses, the government has announced.

SMEs uncertain about flexible working

Nearly half (45%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the upcoming changes to the law on flexible working, according to a study by Citrix/YouGov.

Half of SMEs lack adequate insurance

Half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need employers’ liability insurance don’t have it, according to research by AXA Business Insurance.

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