Regulations

Entrepreneurs will be given more freedom to start and grow home-based businesses, the government has announced.

Nearly half (45%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are unaware of the upcoming changes to the law on flexible working, according to a study by Citrix/YouGov.

Half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that need employers’ liability insurance don’t have it, according to research by AXA Business Insurance.

Underpaid workers received more than £4.6 million in minimum wage arrears during 2013/14, HM Revenue & Customs has said.

People applying for a mortgage are to face tougher financial checks, as the Financial Conduct Authority’s new market regulations take effect tomorrow (26 April 2014).

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