Legal and HR

News on the impact of red tape, legislation and policy on small businesses.

One stop shop to check new red tape

Government website and alert service to keep firms up-to-date with the changing face of business legislation.

By News Desk | 17th August 2009 at 18:55 | Read more ...

Alternative to redundancy proposed by CBI

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) calls on the government to consider new ways to protect jobs as economic recovery looks set to be slow.

By News Desk | 6th July 2009 at 16:37 | Read more ...

Tube strike wastes 5.2 million working hours for London businesses

Tube strike plays havoc with London’s productivity, but would greater flexibility and homeworking prevent or increase disruption?

By News Desk | 12th June 2009 at 17:38 | Read more ...

5% business rate rise stay of execution, but SMEs still suffer

Spreading of business rate rise a relief to most small firms, but is this last minute reprieve another administrative botch job in the face of political expediency?

By News Desk | 1st April 2009 at 12:33 | Read more ...

Statutory holiday entitlement changes no joke for SMEs?

The change to minimum statutory holiday entitlements could cost small businesses dear at a time when most need all hands on deck.

By News Desk | 24th March 2009 at 12:52 | Read more ...

Small businesses called to support asthma campaign

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are being encouraged to join a new scheme to promote a better understanding of the issues facing asthma sufferers in the workplace.

By News Desk | 13th March 2009 at 19:59 | Read more ...

Employers in the dark about apprenticeship schemes

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Skills Survey finds employers ignorant of National Apprenticesihp Service reform.

By News Desk | 23rd February 2009 at 11:42 | Read more ...

Mixed response to Anderson Review

Sarah Anderson’s review of health, safety and employment legislation is welcomed, but some suggest cutting legislation affecting small businesses is better than more support.

By News Desk | 29th January 2009 at 10:24 | Read more ...

Companies Act – late filing changes to encourage timely reporting

Companies House late filing penalties to rise from 1 February 2009.

By News Desk | 26th January 2009 at 12:11 | Read more ...

Training and talent still key for SMEs

Nurturing Talent Report highlights importance of strategic training for UK small and medium-sized businesses.

By News Desk | 3rd November 2008 at 15:58 | Read more ...

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