Auto-enrolment fines rise 146%

Fines issued to employers failing to comply with their auto-enrolment responsibilities have more than doubled over the last two years, a report from the Pensions Regulator shows. In 2017/18, 36,137 fines were issued to employers for not complying with the requirements...

New rules for employing flexible workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers' rights, under a package of reforms announced by the Government. Under the new legislation, employers will need to provide workers with a written statement of...

Government introduces new prompt payment initiative

A new prompt payment initiative has been announced, which aims to prevent late payments to government suppliers and subcontractors. The initiative, which will come into force from autumn 2019, means companies could be prevented from winning government contracts if...

More SMEs consider changing workplace pension provider

Increasing numbers of small businesses are looking to change their workplace pension scheme, data from Aviva has shown. In the 12 months to September 2018, the insurer saw an 80% year-on-year increase in enquiries from SMEs about moving to a new auto-enrolment pension...

Chancellor should ‘back longer tenancies’, RLA says

Landlords are urging the Government to introduce tax incentives for long-term tenancies in Budget 2018. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has said the Government should use tax reforms, rather than legislation, to encourage landlords to offer longer...