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New Worldwide Disclosure Facility launched by HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced the creation of a new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) that will allow people to ensure their affairs are correct before the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) comes into force on in October 2018.

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More than a third of companies unaware of apprenticeship levy

New research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that more than one in three businesses have not heard of the apprenticeship levy.

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Forced retirement appeal fails

A Supreme Court ruling in a key direct age discrimination case is a reminder to employers that a worker’s age should not be “shorthand” on which to base their ability to do their job, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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First-time employers get online help

A new online toolkit has been launched to give first-time employers a step-by-step guide to their obligations when taking on a member of staff.

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Panel targets ‘daft’ health and safety decisions

Office workers being banned from putting up Christmas decorations and trapeze artists being told to wear hard hats are among a top ten of myths published as part of the launch of a new service to help curb the worst examples of health and safety misuse.

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E-traders urged to set tax records straight

People trading on the internet who haven’t paid all the tax they owe are being invited to come forward and pay up under a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign.

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40m boost for hi-tech businesses

UK hi-tech small and medium-sized enterprises with high growth potential are set to benefit from at least £40 million of investment from a new Enterprise Capital Fund.

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Mental ill health 'costs 91m lost work days'

Employment relations specialist Acas has launched a new guide to tackle what it describes as the last taboo in business - mental illness at work.

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Businesses urged to step up IT security

A new survey says that IT security breaches are costing the UK economy billions of pounds a year.

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Apps aid record-keeping on the go

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has highlighted the availability of mobile apps that can help small businesses with record keeping on the go.

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