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Call to ease employment regulations

The government needs to review the burden imposed on employers by employment rules and regulations in order to tackle unemployment and to make sure the jobs market grows once the downturn is over.

19 Jan 09

Tax breaks urged for savers

Savers should be offered tax incentives as way of combating the poor returns currently being delivered by savings accounts, a leading banker has argued.

19 Jan 09

Taxpayers can delay self assessment payments

Self assessment taxpayers who are experiencing difficulties in meeting their 31 January tax bills can ask to delay payment.

19 Jan 09

Tax return date imminent

Taxpayers are being reminded that they must file their self assessment returns online by 31 January if they wish to avoid a £100 penalty.

16 Jan 09

Don’t reduce safety training, employers advised

Employers are being warned not to reduce levels of workplace safety training as a way of saving costs.

16 Jan 09

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