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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.

Increasing numbers of businesses are planning to scrutinise employee expense claims more closely in the future.

The UK’s smallest businesses are losing out on government-backed training schemes and should have a dedicated skills body that more effectively represents their needs.

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