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Delay new business laws, says FSB

The government should look at postponing the introduction of new business laws that could cost small firms up to £800 million.

No 'need' for new health and safety legal duties

An employers’ group has claimed that there is no need for the government to create new laws which would add to the health and safety duties of company directors as the present system is working well.

Why deflation is bad news

Inflation, like interest rates, the instrument used by the Bank of England to control rises in the cost of living, is on the way down.

How long will the recession last?

On Friday 23 January 2009, the Office for National Statistics produced the figures confirming what everyone knew: that the UK economy was in technical recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

Right to request time off for training to exclude agency workers

New legislation, giving employees the right to request time off for training, will not be extended to include agency staff.

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