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Wage subsidies could help employers save 'thousands of jobs'

The government is being urged to set up a wage subsidy scheme in order to help hard-pressed employers weather the economic downturn.

Call to delay new rules on temporary workers' rights

The introduction of rules giving additional employment rights to temporary workers should be postponed until 2011, employment groups have argued.

Automatic rate relief bill wins MPs’ support

A business group is pushing for automatic rate relief for small firms to become law.

Europe aims to cut accounting costs for small firms

The European Commission has put forward plans exempting small companies from having to file audit reports with national authorities.

Judgment gives OFT authority to regulate on bank charges

The freedom of banks to charge heavy fees on unauthorised overdrafts could soon be at an end after the High Court ruled that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has jurisdiction to investigate the charges

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