Regulations

Complying with employment law is the costliest bureaucratic burden faced by small firms, a new survey has claimed.

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

The government has been urged to do more to reduce the adverse impact of regulation compliance on smaller firms following a study that claims red tape costs employers some £12 billion a year.

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