Regulations

Reports suggesting that the government may look again at plans to extend paternity leave have received a welcome from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Almost one out of five firms have at some point unknowingly breached the Data Protection Act, according to new research.

A new survey has revealed that for many firms delays in invoice settlement are on the increase, while the reduction of the VAT rate has not been effective in tackling the downturn in business.

The cumulative cost to Europe’s businesses of the various regulations and rules with which they must comply amounts to €1 trillion over the past 11 years, it has been claimed.

The government has unveiled the introduction of a new ‘fit note’ scheme aimed at encouraging employees to stay in work rather than join the long-term sick.

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