Regulations

From 2014, businesses with fewer than 50 employees are to benefit from the same regulatory exemptions that currently apply to smaller businesses, as the government continues its drive to reduce red tape.

EU plans to introduce additional MOT testing on light trailers and tractors have been opposed by MEPs in Brussels.

Changes to insurance laws which came into effect this month are likely to benefit consumers and the way they make claims.

The UK adult National Minimum Wage is to increase by 12p to £6.31 an hour with effect from 1 October 2013.

Businesses broadly support the idea of a 're-negotiation' of the UK's relationship with the European Union, a survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed.

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