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The government’s Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill has been published, representing the first complete overhaul of apprenticeship legislation for nearly 200 years.

A leading business group has argued that greater numbers of small firms should look at the benefits that taking on apprentices may have to offer.

The economic downturn has seen a rise in the number of insurance claims made by SMEs facing legal action from employees who are citing unfair dismissal.

Employers are being reminded of increases to the amount of an employee’s weekly earnings that count towards statutory redundancy pay.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a guide to help small firms cope with the economic downturn.

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