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The government has announced that it is to set up a pilot scheme aimed at helping smaller businesses comply with health and safety and employment rules.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that the planned date for the restoration of the old rate of VAT will come at the worst possible time for businesses.

The tenth anniversary of IR35 tax rules has been marked by a call to abolish the legislation.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has judged that the UK’s retirement age of 65 does not contravene EU regulations.

Employers need to remember that the old A5 version of the P45 form will no longer be valid as from 6 April.

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