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Employees reluctant to ask about flexible working

More than a third of employees are hesitant to ask their employers about flexible working options, a YouGov survey commissioned by the Confederation of British Industry has found.

Boost sharing economy with tax cuts, says IoD

Individuals should be able to earn up to £10,000 a year tax-free by sharing their time or resources, the Institute of Directors has said.

Employers urged to combat skills shortage

Employers should take the lead in tackling workplace skills shortages, according to a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

Majority of micro businesses are home based

More than 8 out of 10 micro businesses are based in the home, according to research by Lloyds Bank Insurance.

Gender pay gap at record low

The average pay gap between men and women has shrunk to its lowest figure since comparative records began in 1997, official figures reveal.

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