Regulations

The confusion and uncertainty that many smaller businesses experience when it comes to complying with health and safety rules could be costing millions each year.

Proposals are being discussed to allow employees to self-certify sick leave for a longer period during any swine flu pandemic.

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

The government’s announcement that it is to bring forward a planned review of the default retirement age could mean that employers may lose the right to force staff to retire at 65.

Many thousands of smaller businesses could see an increase in their administrative burdens if new accounting rules on leasing come into effect, it has been claimed.

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