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EU referendum: business reaction

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. We bring you a round-up of business reaction from industry bodies.

New state pension – will you qualify?

Do you qualify for the new state pension? The government has agreed to write to those who do not have enough years of national insurance contributions to qualify for the new system.

Companies spend more on pension contributions for older workers

Running a business? Companies are spending £42 billion more a year on defined benefit pension scheme contributions for the oldest third of pension scheme members.

Average rent growth slows in May

Renting a home? Average rent for homes across England and Wales is now at £792 per month, an increase of 1.8% over the last 12 months.

Labour costs increase in Q1 2016

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that labour costs per hour increased by 2.7% between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016.

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