News & Events - December 2011
If you run a business, you’re probably too busy to find much time to think about the future.
Employment law set for major reform
Business Secretary Vince Cable has set out plans for major reform of employment law.
Self-employed set to benefit in health and safety shake-up
Government plans have been announced for a major reduction in health and safety rules, with the first changes taking effect from January.
‘Real time’ pilot on way for PAYE
A major change to the way that employers submit information on tax and national insurance for their employees is to begin next year with a pilot programme.
£95m boost for small businesses
Small and medium sized businesses in England are set to benefit from £95 million in government investment.
New taskforces to target tax cheats
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched five new taskforces around the country to tackle tax evasion in sectors including fast food, property rentals and scrap metal dealing.
Employers offered help on training
A £250 million plan will be launched in the new year, designed to give businesses the power to design, develop and purchase vocational training.
New service set to cut costs of IP court cases
A new small claims service is to be introduced at the Patents County Court (PCC), helping small and medium-sized businesses to protect their copyright, trade marks and designs.