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Friday 29 June 2012

Employers to face fines for auto-enrolment non-compliance

Employers who fail to comply with the new pensions auto-enrolment regulations may be subject to statutory notices, penalties or escalating fines, The Pensions Regulator has warned.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Chancellor postpones 3p fuel duty rise

The Chancellor George Osborne has postponed the 3p a litre fuel duty rise planned for August following pressure from road users’ groups.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Business group welcomes planned return to O-level style qualifications

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed Government proposals that would see a scrapping of GCSEs, and a return to a system similar to the former O-level.  To find out more, read the article here.

Monday 25 June 2012

New IT security guide for small businesses is launched

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a new IT security guide for small and medium-sized businesses.  Find out more and read the article here.

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Government announces 'world class' tax breaks for creative industries

HM Treasury has launched a consultation on its plans to introduce tax reliefs for the UK’s creative industries that are among ‘the most generous in the world’.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Brits should be given pension from birth, report suggests

All British citizens should automatically be given a pension from birth in a bid to tackle the pensions crisis, a leading think-tank has suggested.  To find out more read the article here

Monday 18 June 2012

Online retail set to exceed £77 billion this year

The value of the UK’s online retail market is set to reach £77bn in 2012, representing an increase of 13% on last year’s figures, according to a new report.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 15 June 2012

Osborne unveils new stimulus packages to boost ailing economy

The Bank of England and the Chancellor of the Exchequer have announced the launch of two new stimulus packages in a bid to kick-start lending to businesses.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Thursday 14 June 2012

Number of working pensioners hits 1.41 million

The number of pensioners working beyond the state pension age (SPA) climbed to 1.41 million in 2011 – up from the 753,000 recorded in 1993.  Find out more on our website.