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Car repair code wins Office for Fair Trading approval

22/11/2011

The Motor Industry Service and Repair Code has received Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval for its code of practice under the OFT's Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS).


 

HMRC launches new offshore unit to tackle tax cheats

22/11/2011

A new specialist unit targeting offshore tax cheats has been launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


 

UK and Columbia strengthen education and science links

22/11/2011

The UK and Columbia have committed to greater collaboration in higher education, science and research during a visit to the UK by President Juan Manuel Santos of Columbia.


 

Retailers pledge tighter rules on store cards

22/11/2011

The operation of store cards is going to be covered by a new voluntary code, drawn up by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).


 

November 30th strikes: TUC to make their voice heard

22/11/2011

The TUC has brought together a group of public sector staff as 'The Workers' to re-record the classic song Let's Work Together as a charity track that celebrates everything that is good about the public sector and raises money for today's pensioners.


 

Unions warned against striking on November 30th

21/11/2011

Unions set to strike on November 30th over public sector pensions are being warned that the government are prepared to pass tough new strike laws and scrap the pension reform deal if the strikes go ahead.


 

Forum warns lack of dedicated watchdog could undermine energy reforms

21/11/2011

Proposals to better protect small businesses from energy companies could be undermined because of the lack of a dedicated watchdog, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) is warning.


 

IoD calls for two year postponement of pension auto-enrolment

21/11/2011

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has today (Monday) called for the Government to postpone the phased introduction of auto-enrolment pensions for two years (until 2014). Under present plans employers will begin to automatically enrol staff onto pension schemes from October 2012.


 

Businesses to get better protection under new Ofgem proposals

21/11/2011

Ofgem has today (Monday) announced far-reaching proposals designed to reform the energy market to help businesses.


 

Change minimum wage to tackle youth unemployment, experts say

21/11/2011

Chancellor George Osborne should consider introducing a new band of minimum wage to help boost youth unemployment in the face of competition from older workers, claim employment law experts.