Regulations

The practice of using tips to bring workers’ pay up to the minimum wage is to be made illegal as from October.

The collapse of conciliation talks in Brussels mean that the UK will keep its opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive.

Firms that employ more than 250 staff will be obliged to make public figures showing average hourly rates paid to male and female employees under the terms of the new Equalities Bill.

The UK’s smallest firms find it difficult to cope with the demands of employment law, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said, prompting a call for a three-year moratorium on new legislation.

The Chancellor should bring forward plans designed to help more small businesses win government contracts in the Budget, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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