Seven out of ten businesses say the cost of running a defined benefits (DB) pension scheme is stifling their investment intentions, according to a new survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Standard Life.

Small businesses will no longer be locked into 'automatic rollover' energy contracts after five of the UK's 'big six' energy companies agreed to end the practice.

A new employment status that allows workers to waive certain rights - such as the ability to claim for unfair dismissal - in exchange for shares has come into effect.

Employers who fail to pay their workers the national minimum wage (NMW) will be publicly named under new plans announced by Employment Relations Minister Jo Swinson.

An extension of planning and development regulations to make better use of empty buildings will revitalise UK high streets and rural towns, the Department for Communities and Local Government has said.

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