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National Insurance cuts and youth employment: Why businesses should recruit youngsters

7th March 2014

The reduction in employers’ National Insurance Contributions (NICs) due to come into force next month means there may never be a cheaper time to bring fresh blood into your business – particularly the blood of young’uns. So, with a reduction in NICs for under 21s and youth unemployment at approximately 20% – much higher than it is for many of our more

What difference will the 2013 Autumn Statement make to you?

5th December 2013

Chancellor George Osborne will cop his fair share of flak in tomorrow’s newspapers after the announcement the rise in the pensionable age to 68 will be brought forward to the mid-2030s. However, there is a lot more to Mr Osborne’s Autumn Statement than that – with various measures that may or may not affect you. As always there are winners and losers more