Regulations

A case contesting the right of employers to force workers to retire at 65 has reached the High Court.

The government’s announcement that it is to bring forward a planned review of the default retirement age could mean that employers may lose the right to force staff to retire at 65.

Many thousands of smaller businesses could see an increase in their administrative burdens if new accounting rules on leasing come into effect, it has been claimed.

A leading employers’ group has expressed worries over plans to give the Information Commissioner more powers to make sure firms are complying with the Data Protection Act.

The economy may be emerging from the depths of the recession but firms will still encounter difficulties on the road to recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.

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