Tag : policy
Retailers welcome government hints at tax reformSubscription
Retailers have welcomed signals from the government that business rates reform and an online sales tax could be on the horizon but warned against any short-term “sop” to business.
PM may reform apprenticeship levySubscription
Prime minister Theresa May is set to reform the controversial apprenticeship levy, the Sunday Times has reported.
Ministers to crack down on 'reckless' bosses Subscription
Ministers are working on proposals to disqualify or fine bosses who attempt to walk away from businesses to avoid payroll and pension liabilities.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has highlighted the need for further clarity on future trading across the Irish border, as the UK and the EU agree terms on a Brexit transition period.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has brought the next business rates revaluation forward by a year to 2021, in a move that has sparked mixed responses from the industry.
Retailers are calling for greater support from the government to revitalise the high street as footfall and sales continue to suffer amid rising business rates costs.
Zero-hour workers promised better working rightsSubscription
The government has vowed to modernise zero-hour and agency workers’ rights, in response to last year’s Taylor Review into working practices.
MPs query Amazon UK MD on courier paySubscription
MPs on two parliamentary select committees have written to Amazon UK managing director Douglas Gurr regarding reports that couriers are being underpaid.
The government should consider enforcing an embargo on goods made in factories that fail to pay workers the minimum wage, director of labour market enforcement Sir David Metcalf has said.
Prime minister Theresa May’s move to back a transition period after Brexit has been praised by British Retail Consortium (BRC) boss Helen Dickinson.