Forced retirement appeal fails
A Supreme Court ruling in a key direct age discrimination case is a reminder to employers that a worker's age should not be "shorthand" on which to base their ability to do their job, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
First-time employers get online help
A new online toolkit has been launched to give first-time employers a step-by-step guide to their obligations when taking on a member of staff.
Panel targets 'daft' health and safety decisions
Office workers being banned from putting up Christmas decorations and trapeze artists being told to wear hard hats are among a top ten of myths published as part of the launch of a new service to help curb the worst examples of health and safety misuse.
E-traders urged to set tax records straight
People trading on the internet who haven't paid all the tax they owe are being invited to come forward and pay up under a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign.
£40m boost for hi-tech businesses
UK hi-tech small and medium-sized enterprises with high growth potential are set to benefit from at least £40 million of investment from a new Enterprise Capital Fund.
Mental ill health 'costs 91m lost work days'
Employment relations specialist Acas has launched a new guide to tackle what it describes as the last taboo in business - mental illness at work.
Businesses urged to step up IT security
A new survey says that IT security breaches are costing the UK economy billions of pounds a year.
Apps aid record-keeping on the go
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has highlighted the availability of mobile apps that can help small businesses with record keeping on the go.