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Inefficient scrutiny of EU regulations hurting UK firms

The lack of a proper relationship between the UK’s regulatory system and that of the EU is compromising the competitiveness of British businesses, it has been claimed.

Strict new measures to back employment tribunal payments

New enforcement measures are to be introduced to make sure that employers pay the full amount of any tribunal awards.

Energy efficiency 'could save Scottish business £239 million a year'

According to energy saving experts at the Carbon Trust, Scottish businesses have the potential to save over £239 million a year through implementing cost effective carbon reduction measures.

Health and safety should be treated seriously by smaller firms

Small businesses are being urged to be mindful of complying with the rules on health and safety ahead of the publication of a new official strategy.

Pensions tax relief measures need to be reconsidered

Pension industry groups are warning that government plans to cut the tax relief available to higher earners on their pension contributions could have an adverse impact on the whole savings and retirement system.

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