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Plans have been mooted to raise the amounts that employers pay to protect company pension funds during periods of economic growth in order to balance a fall in the sums they pay during bad times.

Parents with children aged up to 16 have the right to ask their employers for flexible working patterns as from 6 April.

As from 6 April, there is a new process for solving disciplinary and grievance issues at work.

The government has launched a new service that gives firms access to free advice and support on training.

The arrival of the new tax year sees the introduction of a number of changes to tax rates.

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