Universal Credit criticised by spending watchdog

10 Sep 13

The Government's welfare reform programme - Universal Credit (UC) - has suffered from 'ambitious timescales' and 'weak management', according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

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National Insurance allowance to boost SME job creation

28 May 13

One in five small businesses is feeling optimistic about growth and expansion following the Government's announcement to introduce a £2,000 allowance towards employer National Insurance contributions (NICs).

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Britons need more information about new single-tier pension, say MPs

05 Apr 13

The Government must do more to inform individuals about the forthcoming single-tier state pension system which will affect around 40 million Britons, a report by the Work and Pensions Committee has said.

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Don't ignore PAYE changes, warns small business group

03 Apr 13

Small businesses that are not yet ready for the introduction of the new Real Time Information system cannot afford to further delay their preparations, the Forum of Private Business has warned.

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Relaxation of RTI reporting arrangements for small businesses

22 Mar 13

Small employers who pay staff on a daily or weekly basis are to be given more time to report employee earnings via the new Real Time Information system, HMRC has announced.

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