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The government’s pension scheme for lower income employees is not to be introduced fully until 2016, a year later than originally planned.

Employers will still have the right – for now – to ask employees to retire at the age of 65 following a judgement in the High Court.

Companies House has said that its services will be affected for a short period of time as it alters its systems to deal with the final implementation of the Companies Act 2006.

The levy raised by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) in order to safeguard the savings of pension scheme members is running the risk of hampering the economic recovery.

Plans to introduce a tax on landline telephones in order to fund the development of faster broadband links could become law within a year.

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