Government Announcements

A new Cabinet committee, tasked with the job of reducing the heavy burden of red tape on business, has convened its first meeting.

The quality and scope of regulation impact assessments need to improve, a report has recommended.

Plans have been announced to establish a growth fund worth £1 billion to support business and economic development in those English regions likely to be hit by public spending cuts.

Business groups have expressed concerns over government plans to introduce a ceiling on non-EU immigration to the UK.

Business organisations have reacted with disappointment to news that the government is proposing to remove the default retirement age.

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