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CBI calls for UK firms to 'improve people management practices'

A report published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has suggested that UK businesses could potentially add up to £110 billion to the UK economy by 'improving their people management practices'.

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Welsh taxpayers urged to check payslips following income tax code mix-up

Following an income tax code mix-up, HMRC has urged Welsh taxpayers to check their payslips to ensure the correct amount of tax has been deducted by their employer.

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Government launches consultation on Companies House reforms

The government has launched a consultation on new Companies House reforms, including a 'major upgrade' of its register.

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Cuts to grants 'affecting sales of electric cars in the UK'

A report published by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (EAMA) has suggested that sales of electric cars in the UK are being affected by the government's decision to reduce the grant for buyers of so-called 'green' vehicles.

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Research suggests UK workers 'unaware of entitlement to paid travel time'

Research carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has suggested that four in ten UK workers are 'unaware' that they are entitled to be paid for the time they spend travelling between work appointments.

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FSB urges government to create 'small business plan for Europe'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a comprehensive 'small business plan', outlining a host of reforms to help 'unlock the potential of Europe's small businesses'. It is urging the government to follow suit and produce its own plan.

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UK workers 'fear requesting a pay rise', research suggests

Research carried out by recruitment firm Reed has suggested that many UK workers find the thought of asking for a pay rise 'unsettling'.

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Stockpiling by SME manufacturers 'reached record high' last quarter, research finds

Research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that stockpiling by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reached a 'record high' in the three months to April.

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CIOT warns Digital Services Tax 'not a cure for struggling high streets'

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that the government's planned Digital Services Tax (DST) won't serve as a cure for the UK's 'ailing high streets'.

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