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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.

Government plans for funding workplace skills programmes need urgent clarification, a leading business organisation has said.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to run a six-month trial using debt collection agencies to chase late tax payments.

The vast majority of employers filed their annual returns online this year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said.

The CBI has urged a change to the pension system in order to allow businesses extra breathing space in which to make good the shortfalls in their final salary schemes.

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