Government Announcements

New data on retail sales, tax receipts and the level of public debt for the third quarter of the year suggest that the economy is maintaining a level of recovery.
The very smallest employers should be exempt from the automatic enrolment pension scheme that is due to come into effect in 2012.
Proposals to increase the state retirement age for men in 2016 have been described as too hasty by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF).
Increasing numbers of sole traders may switch to limited company status as a result of the tax rates announced in the emergency Budget.
The government should consider scrapping plans to give employees the right to ask for time off to train.

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