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Businesses are being reminded that the penalties for breaking workplace health and safety laws have increased following the introduction of the Health and Safety Offences Act 2008.

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that, as from 27 January, the rate of interest to be paid on money owing to taxpayers falls to 0 per cent.

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that employees who have been on long-term sick leave can take all the paid annual holiday they have accumulated while off work.

Councils have promised to take a series of measures aimed at supporting local businesses through the economic downturn.

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