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Government consults on temporary worker rights

Regulations that will see agency workers given the same rights on pay and conditions as permanent staff have gone out to consultation.

Judgment supports higher VAT repayments

Firms that have paid too much VAT to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could be entitled to more money when claiming repayment after the decision of a High Court judge.

Employers’ annual returns date approaches

Employers are being reminded that the date for filing their annual employer returns is imminent.

Court rules in favour of HMRC on minimum wage

The Court of Appeal has backed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in a legal battle over the use of tips and the national minimum wage.

More businesses urged to sign up to prompt payment code

Big businesses are being called on to add their names to the Prompt Payment Code.

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