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Encourage the UK’s sole traders to create jobs, says BCC

 New survey finds employment legislation including pension requirements, dismissal rules and sickness absence rules deter sole traders from taking on first employee • Sole traders’ ambition to take on staff decreases with time • Reform needed to encourage 3.6m sole traders in the UK to become future employers In a report released today (Tuesday), the British Chambers […]

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Milton Keynes businesses – are your job advertisements up to scratch?

A serial litigant, John Berry is reported to be earning thousands of pounds from employers who are using terms such as “school leaver” or “recent graduate” in job advertisments. Although he does not apply for the jobs, he has initiated actions against at least 60 firms.  He uses the government’s tribunal service website to lodge age discrimination claims […]

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GP Sick Notes

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has explained that the new “Fit Notes” which will replace GP sick notes from 6th April 2010 will contain two options, either “unfit for work”  or “may be fit for work taking account of the following advice”. The option for fit to work has been removed. If you […]

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