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A radical alternative to laying off staff could see workers, whose firms are suffering a fall in demand, paid to remain at home.

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.

A leading business group has described new powers that will enable local authorities to charge additional rates as “deeply worrying”.

After its prolonged battering, the UK’s manufacturing sector may be about to turn a corner.

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