Business News

SMEs lack auto-enrolment awareness, say advisers

1 Jul 2014

Only one in 100 independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe small businesses are well prepared for auto-enrolment into workplace pensions, a new study has revealed. The survey for business software specialists Sage UK of more than 200 IFAs also found just

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National minimum wage review under way

1 Jul 2014

The government has set out its remit for the annual review of the national minimum wage (NMW) by the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC). Alongside the review of the NMW, which will lead to recommendations on the levels the commission

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Zero hours contracts set for reform

1 Jul 2014

Employees on zero hours contracts will be free to find work with more than one employer after the government moved to ban exclusivity clauses. Exclusivity clauses prevent someone working for another employer, even when no work is guaranteed by the

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Digital businesses offered ‘one stop VAT shop’ for EU sales

1 Jul 2014

Businesses supplying digital services – broadcasting, telecoms and e-services such as smartphone games and other apps – across the European Union will be able to use a one-stop VAT service from January. Using the VAT Mini One Stop Shop, or

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Consultations turn spotlight on benefits in kind

1 Jul 2014

The government has launched consultations on key changes to employee benefits and expenses. The consultations, which began on 18 June, followed an announcement in the March 2014 Budget of measures designed to simplify the administration of employee benefits in kind

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