Government Announcements

More parents are to get the right to request flexible working patterns.

Firms that flout the rules on the national minimum wage will be publicly named, the government has announced.

As the 2010 Equality Act comes into force, a leading business group has expressed worries over the effect that new business regulations will have on the ability of the private sector to create jobs and drive the recovery.

Too many firms are being denied credit even though they have full order books, and local banks should be given greater discretion when it comes to lending decisions, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has argued.

Concerns over the likely impact of government spending cuts are having an adverse effect on consumer confidence, a new report has revealed.

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