Regulations

The government’s Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill has been published, representing the first complete overhaul of apprenticeship legislation for nearly 200 years.

The economic downturn has seen a rise in the number of insurance claims made by SMEs facing legal action from employees who are citing unfair dismissal.

Employers are being reminded of increases to the amount of an employee’s weekly earnings that count towards statutory redundancy pay.

A report has found that government departments are still putting together legislation that affects businesses without due consideration of the cost to firms.

An independent review of the regulations affecting small businesses has made a number of recommendations aimed at helping firms comply with the law.

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