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Members of a leading business group are calling on Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond to rethink plans for Making Tax Digital.

As inflation passes the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time since 2013, economists warn that higher prices are damaging real earnings and weakening the UK's growth potential.

A new investigation into the reality of working in the gig economy shows that, contrary to assumptions, most gig workers have actively chosen this type of employment.

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed the trade deals that smaller firms want to see in a post-Brexit world.

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More than 90 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed, business minister Nick Boles has announced.

Two-thirds of UK workers are now saving through a workplace pension scheme, thanks to automatic pension enrolment, but seven in ten employers are feeling the impact in cost terms.

Three-quarters of companies worldwide have now introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and work from home or on the move according to a major new survey.

The current system of business rates is outdated and is undermining British high streets and manufacturers, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

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