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UK Print sceptical of Miliband's business rate plans

Ed Miliband will announce plans to freeze small business rates for two years, from April 2015 to April 2017, in his keynote speech at the Labour Party conference this afternoon.

UK employers need to get clued up on pension obligations

Retiring to the Costa Blanca, becoming a golf pro, turning a small back lawn into a veritable Kew Gardens. All visions that have for most people of late, begun to seem rather distant and ambitious thanks to austerity economics and talk of capping the state pension.

USPS in U-turn on Saturday delivery

The board of the US Postal Service (USPS) announced this week that it has directed US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe not to go ahead with plans to end Saturday delivery this August.

Ofcom sets out measures to protect the universal postal service

Royal Mail's competitors could face regulatory intervention in future if Ofcom considers them to be posing a "material threat to the provision of the universal service".

BIS outlines Business Bank strategy

The government has outlined its plan to boost SME lending via the state-owned Business Bank, which will become the vehicle through which all government finance initiatives are administered.

Print welcomes Osborne's NIC and Corporation Tax cuts

A reduction in employers National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and a further reduction in Corporation Tax were among the few highlights of yesterday's Budget for printers.

Wood trade law set to shut down illegal logging

The government today passed a law that will obligate businesses dealing with timber products to keep diligent records of the supply chain in a bid to tackle illegal logging.

Unite slams reduction in consultation period

Government plans to reduce the minimum consultation period for large-scale redundancies from 90 to 45 days are regressive and anti-job measures, Unite has said.

Autumn Statement 2012: Live text

Live updates of the Autumn Statement and the measures that will impact UK print as it happens.

'Rights-for-shares' scheme divides print opinion

Government plans to allow workers to trade employment rights for tax-free shares under new "employee-owner" contracts from April 2013 have split opinion in the print industry.

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