The Resolution Foundation is leading calls for the Government to improve the enforcement of the minimum wage after it emerged that only one in eight firms breaking the rules are being caught by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The Government has confirmed that farmers and rural communities will receive almost £3 billion in funding this year to enable them to plan for the future, sow their crops and care for their livestock with confidence.
The National Minimum and Living Wage will increase from 01 April 2020, the Government has confirmed.
Almost £1 billion is expected to have been spent with small firms last week on Small Business Saturday.
According to research from accounting software platform Xero, a quarter of small business owners believe their company will go bust within the next five years.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched an updated Check for Employment Status for Tax (CEST) service ahead of the introduction of the IR35 off-payroll working rules for the private sector on 6 April 2020.