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The Chancellor, George Osborne, has set the apprenticeships levy, to be launched in April 2017,  at 0.5 percent of an employer pay bill in his Spending Review. The levy will only be imposed on firms with a pay roll that amounts to more than £3 million a year.

Further examples of opposition to owner-employee schemes

A YouGov poll has discovered that 63% of people in Britain think that the Government’s plans for owner-employee schemes are a bad idea. The owner-employee schemes propose that employees will receive between £2,000 and £50,000 worth of shares in the company they work for, however in exchange will lose a number of employment rights including…

Tax reforms high on the agenda

The Government is continuing with its focus of reducing the deficit by announcing a range of tax reforms. After weeks of speculation, George Osborne has confirmed that the 50p additional tax rate will fall to 45p from April 2013. He also declared that the personal tax allowance will increase by a further £1,105 to £9,205…

‘Scrooge’ Osborne to be visited by the ghosts of women’s past, present and future

As the Chancellor George Osborne introduces his pre-budget statement tomorrow (29/11/11), activists from UK Feminista will stage a creative protest outside Parliament to highlight how the government’s cuts are shredding women’s rights. A protestor dressed as Scrooge and wearing a George Osborne mask will be ‘visited’ by the ghosts of women’s economic past, present and…