Auto-enrolment fines rise 146%

Fines issued to employers failing to comply with their auto-enrolment responsibilities have more than doubled over the last two years, a report from the Pensions Regulator shows. In 2017/18, 36,137 fines were issued to employers for not complying with the requirements...

New rules for employing flexible workers

Businesses employing flexible and short-term workers will need to comply with new rules protecting workers' rights, under a package of reforms announced by the Government. Under the new legislation, employers will need to provide workers with a written statement of...

Government introduces new prompt payment initiative

A new prompt payment initiative has been announced, which aims to prevent late payments to government suppliers and subcontractors. The initiative, which will come into force from autumn 2019, means companies could be prevented from winning government contracts if...