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Tax breaks 'needed' to boost business investment

The Chancellor is being urged to use the forthcoming Budget to introduce tax measures that will encourage business investment.

Employers may need to pay more to safeguard pensions after the recession

Plans have been mooted to raise the amounts that employers pay to protect company pension funds during periods of economic growth in order to balance a fall in the sums they pay during bad times.

More working parents get the right to request flexible hours

Parents with children aged up to 16 have the right to ask their employers for flexible working patterns as from 6 April.

New process for resolving workplace disputes

As from 6 April, there is a new process for solving disciplinary and grievance issues at work.

Businesses offered training support

The government has launched a new service that gives firms access to free advice and support on training.

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