Regulations

Simpler energy tariff rules now in force

02 Jan 14

A ban on confusing energy tariffs comes into effect today, as energy regulator Ofgem introduces reforms to make the industry simpler and clearer for consumers.

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Car insurance premiums too high

17 Dec 13

Car insurance premiums are too high and should be reduced through "far-reaching" reforms, a report by the Competition Commission has said.

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Pension costs deter business investment

10 Dec 13

Seven out of ten businesses say the cost of running a defined benefits (DB) pension scheme is stifling their investment intentions, according to a new survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Standard Life.

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End of auto-rollover energy contracts for businesses

11 Sep 13

Small businesses will no longer be locked into 'automatic rollover' energy contracts after five of the UK's 'big six' energy companies agreed to end the practice.

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Employee 'shares for rights' scheme comes into force

02 Sep 13

A new employment status that allows workers to waive certain rights - such as the ability to claim for unfair dismissal - in exchange for shares has come into effect.

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