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The Budget: comments from the community (part 2)

In the first part of this community comments article we looked at how HR will be affected by changes to pensions in this week’s Budget announcement by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Employment Chris Jones, Chief Executive of City & Guilds, said: “The budget had a common theme – job creation. From investment in…

The living wage can boost productivity and tax revenues, says the TUC

Commenting on the report published today (Sunday) by the IPPR and Resolution Foundation, which calls on the government to persuade more private sector companies to pay the living wage, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: ‘The more companies who can be persuaded to pay the living wage the better. As well as boosting employee productivity,…

Business bodies serve up demands ahead of Autumn Statement

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement due this afternoon (Wednesday 5 December), business organisations have submitted their requests. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has argued the case for a business bank, and warned against any reduction in pension tax relief. Outlining the CBI’s reservations over introducing pension’s tax relief in his letter to Mr Osborne,…